Statue of Liberty
Add or Find a Name

Wall of Honor

Dreams of a
New Life

From the earliest settlers to the immigrants of today, the 775,000 names inscribed upon The American Immigrant Wall of Honor represent the journey of every person yearning for the promise of a better life.

By inscribing a name (starting at $225) you celebrate your family heritage while also supporting the Foundation’s mission to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

To Add a Name and/or Find a Name, simply login to (or create) an account.

If you need assistance with your Wall of Honor submission, our team is happy to help.

The Wall of Honor commemorates families who came here by ship, by plane, and by foot; honors those who endured forced migration from slavery; and remembers our own earliest settlers, America’s indigenous peoples.

The monument is located on the grounds of Ellis Island overlooking the Lower Manhattan skyline. Names can be viewed and added to the Wall of Honor database online or while visiting the American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island. New names are engraved into the Wall panels annually.

We offer three inscription options:

  • Single Name Entry ($225) – e.g., John Smith, John A. Smith, The John Smith Family
  • Double Name Entry ($300) – e.g., John and Mary Smith, John A. and Mary T. Smith, The Thompson-Smith Family
  • Special Name Entry (starting at $1,000) – two lines and special placement on the Wall of Honor as well as admission to our exclusive Emma Lazarus Society
The Monument Experience

Visit the Wall of Honor
on Ellis Island

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor is located at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Wall is situated just outside the Great Hall. If you’re arranging a trip to Ellis, look up your family’s name and panel number before your visit, and make sure to tour the Wall itself.

Add a Name to
the Wall of Honor

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor is open to immigrants of all eras, even up to the present day. Names are placed on the Wall through a minimum donation of $225 per name. These gifts of remembrance acknowledge your family’s legacy, and help preserve the story of the American immigration.

Find a Name on
the Wall of Honor

Locate your relative’s name before you travel to Ellis Island. Search online to find out what information is available, discover where the name is inscribed, and learn what it means to be recognized as part of this unique monument.

The Role of The Foundation

We Help You Understand the History of Immigration

The Foundation keeps the voice of Ellis Island alive. We help modern Americans understand our heritage and foster appreciation for the vibrancy and diversity of our national identity.