Registration is OPEN!


Each year as we prepare for the Pilgrimage, we think of our Heart Mountain Heroes: some still with us and some now gone. There’s a quality they share, a desire to reach out to others—no matter how different—and make a connection. This year, we hope to honor that legacy by building bridges. They might be bridges that connect the past and present, or different cultures and communities, or simply two people who didn’t know they stood on common ground. We invite you to join us in this ambitious construction project. Let’s begin laying a path toward our shared future.

Online registration is OPEN now through June 17th.

You can register online or by sending in the physical registration form you received in the mail (if you did not get a physical form and would like to request one, email or call 307-754-8000). We will happily accept mailed registrations postmarked by June 1st. If you are registering through the mail and need to register more than two people, you can download extra registrant forms HERE.

Register HERE

Booking Your 2019 Pilgrimage Weekend

Our Pilgrimage has grown by leaps and bounds since the opening of the Interpretive Center in 2011. This year, in addition to multiple events on Friday & Saturday, we are offering pre-Pilgrimage activities on Thursday, July 25. If you have not yet booked your travel arrangements, consider arriving early enough to participate in these unique opportunities.

*Keep scrolling down for details about hotel reservations and travel arrangements

Family Storytelling Opportunity 

Work with Emmy-winning filmmakers David Ono & Jeff MacIntyre to capture your family stories by interviewing your loved ones on film! 

Space is extremely limited. Contact Julie Abo at or 402-617-6483 to reserve a spot ASAP.

Pre-Pilgrimage Thursday activities
Reflective Writing Workshop
with Tani Ikeda of Japanese American Women Speak
Densho's Family History Keepers Workshop
with Densho Archivist Caitlin Oiye Coon
Cartooning Workshop
with legendary Nisei animator
Willie Ito


If you are interested in learning more about these workshops or reserving your spot, please contact Dakota Russell at or 307-754-8000, ext. 103.
Please Note:

When you register, you will be asked to rank the available opportunities in order of your personal preference. Please be certain to read about the Educational Sessions, Tours, and Activities.
CLICK HERE for details about Educational Sessions, Tours, & Activities
*Please note, one educational session previously published has changed: the "Poetry Workshop" with Kurt Ikeda has been changed to "The Power of Digital Storytelling" with Jeff MacIntyre. 
Friday & Saturday will be full of opportunities to learn from and interact with former incarcerees, historians, and your fellow pilgrims. These will include:
  • An Opening Ceremony featuring a screening of An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Secretary Mineta
  • Five different Friday Educational Sessions
  • Multigenerational Discussions (with the opportunity to be a discussion leader)
  • A special Friday night Film Screening of Return to Foretop's Father by Preston Randolph
  • Presentation of Compassionate Witness Award to Tom Brokaw
  • Saturday Keynote Speech by the Honorable Judge Lance Ito, son of Heart Mountain incarcerees James & Toshi Ito
  • Five different Saturday Tours at the Interpretive Center and across the grounds of the former confinement site
  • A Saturday Film Screening at the Interpretive Center of Music at Heart Mountain
  • Saturday night Sayonara Banquet in Cody
PARKING: please take note

Free of charge, buses run to and from the Holiday Inn in Cody as well as around the site to ensure our parking areas are clear for bus traffic, emergency vehicles, pedestrian safety, and handicap parking. 

There is a $10 fee for general parking at the Interpretive Center on Saturday, July 27. Handicap parking is free.

For handicapped individuals requiring special accommodations for transportation, or for any further questions regarding parking, please contact Michael Cannella at or 307-754-8000, extension 101.
Register HERE
We hope to see you in July!
Keep an eye on your mailboxes and inboxes in the coming months for more information about this special weekend, including a more detailed schedule. 


Header image: Watercolor by Joe Nakanishi, HMWF Collection 2018.045.010
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