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Legion of Honor, San Francisco

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Art Museum
Housed inside an impressive Beaux-Arts building, Legion of Honor is the home of many works of European and Mediterranean art. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on paintings and decorative art from ancient to modern times. You can enjoy works by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, or Picasso; see Roman and Greek pieces; or admire the collection of statues, starting with Rodin’s "The Thinker" in front of the museum building. The museum also boasts one of the largest collections of works on paper in North America, and displays various special exhibits. You can opt for a self-guided audio tour, join a guided tour without any additional fees, or book a private tour by telephone or online. To visit Legion of Honor on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco trip generator.
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  • Visited on a sunny Saturday and enjoyed a slow walk up the hill from the bus stop. On the outside there is the Holocaust Memorial to visit and Rodin's 'The Thinker'. Only a short queue to get tickets ...  more »
  • The Legion now has stroppy combination of classic Rodin bronzes and modern sculpture face to face. The building itself is a classic, with panoramic views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate.  more »
  • This museum participates in BofA's first full weekend of the month free admission promotion. Normally $15 for adults. It has an excellent collection of European Art, and had fun at the Mummies and Med...  more »
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  • Legion of Honor has exceeded all expectations with the Monet Early Years exhibit. Myself and guests found the exhibit to be beautifully and lovingly organized and displayed. The flow evoked wonder and joy as we were led from masterpiece to masterpiece. The exhibit is a stroll through Monet's creations that exceeded all my expectations. More then that, it surrounds you with the miracle and infinite variety of his skill, and transports you into his world. The informative plaques and audio commentaries are filled with wonderful and lovingly researched details that brought Monet's paintings to life. His presence is felt throughout the exhibit as if he were a joyous and yet humble docent. Thank you Legion of Honor!
  • Really great experience for myself and my family. Went to see the Early Years Monet exhibit. Fantastic. I didn't realize the Legion such a large collection of art. I was able to get through all the galleries with my elderly mother who uses a walker. My girls, 9 and 11, found interesting pieces in each gallery. Cafe was good too.
  • GREAT museum with excellent Flemish and Dutch classic paintings, including Rembrandt, Hals. Also Monet in regular collection plus current exhibit. Special exhibits worth seeing but very crowded on weekends. Be very careful about the parking lot! Take valuables with you especially rental car users. I have seen smash and grabs here, the police say it's common. Better to park in a regular neighborhood and take the 18 bus or walk. A must see museum of international stature
  • Wonderful place to visit whether a local or tourist. One a sunny summer day the Golden Gate Bridge is majestic. Never got tired of coming here for sure.
  • The sense of grandeur was palpable, until we were greeted by a small clay munchkin sticking out his tongue at us - just in front of Rodin's Thinker. This is a lovely museum with many outstanding works on display, and just a few more days to catch early Monet. Don't miss the views of the Bay -oh wait, the fog just rolled in.