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. With our world travel planner, San Francisco attractions like Legion of Honor can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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If you have a few hours, this is a nice relaxing way to spend your time. I was fortunate to visit on one of the free days. Here were some of my favorites: chair from Spain writing desk paneled room ro... more »
Beautiful classical museam. Our visite lasted 2 hours and we enjoyed our visite, my nephew of 8 years old also appreciated it! What I liked - there are beatiful scupltures of Rodin, paintings of frenc... more »
This was an amazing museum. Although it isn't as large as some museums, I actually found that to be a wonderful thing - I saw virtually every piece in one afternoon and had just enough time to enjoy everything without feeling like I had to run to the next exhibit. The folks at the ticket counter gave us some great advice about out-of-state memberships (which saved us a ton of money). The "tour" headsets we're well worth it and the bits of the free guided tours we caught sounded very informative. Even outside, the grounds offer a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and are filled with lovely plants. A must-see for those visiting San Francisco!
The biggest hidden gem by the bay! It's a pleasant place to get away from it all and relax for a while. The museum year round always has a great collection of art. And for the past years they've managed to get a Raphael or an old master for a rental during the summer period. That's a big testament of how hard this museum works, at bringing you the best art possible.
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