Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
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An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ken
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Location is at the other end of the city, but it overlooks trees of the Presidio and you can see a few glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge. Museum itself is not too big. Yea!!!! More human size in scale. Cafeteria for food serves expensive but good food. Nice surprise. All in all, a lot to like about this little gem.
Written 1 February 2020
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akker1
Minneapolis, MN205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
This museum has an excellent collection of European paintings as well as small collections of sculpture and antiquities. The museum is easy to navigate. Depending on how much one likes to linger in front of paintings, I would allow 90 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Written 7 August 2021
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Brian E
Santa Rosa, CA479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
We are members of the Legion and have been for years. The grounds, the setting, the regular exhibits, and the special exhibits never disappoint. We were there today seeing the Pompei Exhibit which, as others have said, was "terrific." The Museum does such a beautiful job of encapsulating history so vividly in so little relative space. If you're heading to SF, go online and order tickets to the Pompei Exhibit. It is unlike anything else you've ever seen (unless you've been to Pompei, of course).
Written 14 July 2021
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Ralph W
Phoenix, AZ27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The Legion of Honor is a beautiful museum in the equally beautiful setting of Lincoln Park. They specialize in European art and do it very well. The admission will also get you into the deYoung in Golden Gate Park.

If you visit before November, 2021 be sure to see Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?. Mutu's sculptures are brilliantly exhibited throughout the museum, which is a great juxtaposition of contemporary art against a classical background. The staff is super-nice and they have a good museum store. Lastly, the vistas of the city and Golden Gate are mazing.
Written 4 October 2021
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I came across this jewel while exploring the Land's End Trail. The structure reminded me of ancient Rome, grand in style, symmetry and beauty. I wish I had more time to explore and appreciate the artworks there: it is well worth a visit in it's own rights.

Tips: I am not sure how regular the public buses run, I didn't see any arrive/leave, to maybe best to drive or bike here.
There is Golf course around the west and north sides.
There is a Holocaust memorial on the grounds.
Written 31 July 2022
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD737 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Impressive structure with great views and convenient to Lands End. There's some interesting art here, interspersed with I'll call avant garde period clothing 'tnterpretations' of the rooms in which they are displayed (a seperate exhibit of this artist's work, but I did not pay extra $$ to see). An entire over the top period room set piece is something to see. It's all easily navigable in under two hours, with a good variety of art - the main de Young collection is better, but this is certainly interesting. Not crowded, restful and there is a cafe.
Written 2 October 2022
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
My sister Loretta, Cousin Teri and I visited the Legion of Honor Museum after strolling through Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden (only a short drive away). Since my sister lives in the Bay Area, after showing her Driver’s License to prove it, we were given free admission. Besides the paintings, sculptures and furniture on view, a temporary exhibit of the Fantasy Couture of Guo Pei was also on display.
Written 30 June 2022
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Plains E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
After living here and visiting numerous times, I randomly found this while looking for an Uber drop off spot to walk to Baker Beach. While I did not see much of the inside, the building itself apparently lends itself to favorable lighting as I saw several non-pro model shoots. Cross the street, and you walk through a golf course and pick up the upper portion of Lands End trail on your left. Otherwise, keep right and you'll eventually hit China Beach or Baker Beach. Parking is limited, yet fairly easy and it isn't inundated with tourists.
Written 28 September 2022
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Mish1012
Nuneaton, UK113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We did a whistle stop tour on our GoCar adventure. As you pull up the architecture is breath taking. You are able to go so far as the inner courtyard to witness first hand 'The Thinker" statue. The inner courtyard is in itself spectacular. The architecture is phenomenal and takes me back to Rome with the same amazing symmetry.

We did not venture in given our short stop, but would definitely want to explore in more detail should time allow.
Written 24 September 2022
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Alexander S
San Francisco, CA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
For anyone appreciating an art or architecture, the Legion of Honor is a place to be. Magnificent Beaux-Art building perfectly located in Lincoln Park charms you from first sight. I would recommend seeing this gorgeous museum from April to October. Enjoy it!
Written 11 July 2017
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