The Maze of Honor® was created in response to visitor demand! Initially, the Museum offered visitors the opportunity to have a name of personal significance engraved in granite. Soon space became unavailable.
In 2018, over the course of nearly a year, the 160,000-square-foot Maze of Honor® was completed. From above, the structure is reminiscent of three interlocking circles, perhaps suggesting the notion of past, present, and future. Each curved reinforced concrete wall is six feet high and one foot thick, built to withstand the test of time.
The Maze isn’t a literal maze – you will not lose your way – but its shape certainly invites visitors to participate in the ancient practice of labyrinth walking. Employed by different faiths, labyrinths offer a peaceful space for contemplation, meditation, and prayer.