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Wall of Honor

Dreams of a
New Life

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor is a monument for every immigrant who had a dream. It 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.

To Add a Name and Find a Name to celebrate your family history, simply login to (or create) an account.

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.

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 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.
Final Extension For 2021!Don't Miss Out! Inscriptions For 2021 Are Filling Up Fast.

This is the final week of 2021 to register your family and friends onto the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.

Hurry – registration closes on January 22, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. Names will be added to the Wall of Honor by Summer 2021.

Use promo code 10062140 at checkout to receive an official Certificate of Registration. complimentary logo-embossed document holder.