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Wall of Honor

Celebrating Dreams of a New Life

Please Pardon Our Dust.

Thank you for your interest in The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, a monument for every immigrant who had a dream.

The Wall of Honor database will soon migrate to the Foundation’s new website. While that work is underway you can still Add a Name and Find a Name to celebrate your family history. Simply login to (or create) an account.

The Wall of Honor memorializes the family experiences of the 775,000 names inscribed upon its panels and represents the journey of every person who has ever pursued the promise of a better life.

It 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 Wall of Honor 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.

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 $150 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 Communities 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.