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Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, at Clement Street, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
415.750.3600
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Ranked #10 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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San Anselmo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum is excellent when there is a special traveling show there. If not, you still need to go there for the location and the regular exhibits. Four times a year, a few SF Symphony musicians give concerts in the theater. Call the SF Symphony to see if there are any tickets. If not, just go for the 4:00 Sunday... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The setting is beautiful, lots of views outside and you can even walk around the edge of the cliffs to get to Sutro Baths. Used to be an actual road. The Palace houses a permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. I love going on Sunday afternoons because there is always an organ concert on the pipe organ. The acoustics... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Legion is beautiful and the exhibits are well done. The only problem is finding a place to park that is reasonably close to the Legion.

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Atchison, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a pleasure to stroll leisurely through this museum. The art was tops and beautifully displayed. One particular high point--the guards let us approach the artwork (not to touch of course, but to view up close) so that we could really appreciate the exacting work on the furniture inlays. We were even treated to a live Bach organ recital in... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Going to the Presidio to see this Museum is well worth the trip it is magnificent. Imagine walking up and seeing right out in front The Thinker outdoors. Their collection of art compares to some of the finest museums in the world. There is 15th century to 20th century art here. If you enjoy seeing some of the finest this... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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226 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. It is a very manageable museum, concentrating on European art. There is a small antiquities collection on the lower level. The bookstore/gift shop is good as is the cafeteria. You can take your food and eat on the patio if it is a nice day.

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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Friday afternoon is clearly not the best time of day to catch the 38 bus from Union Square to this museum (be warned that the connecting 18 bus only runs twice an hour, if you miss it it's a 15-minute steep walk). It took a long, long time to get there, but I'm glad I did. The small Rodin "try... More

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Seattle
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Set in the lovely SanFrancisco Presidio grounds, the exterior columns of the Palace invite the visitor in to sample the works of early Italian painters, the Flemish and Dutch artists, a gallery full of Gainsborough, Lawrence and Raeburn,among others; and then you get to the French schools and enjoy some nice minor Van Goghs, Pissarro, Sisley and Monet. That can... More

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Loma Linda, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have to warn everyone who's from big cities to not expect anything on a grand scale. This is not NY, Chicago, or DC. But, regardless, the collection is impressive (larger than you might think) and the layout is well done. In my opinion, the setting (building and grounds) outdoes the big boys, so be sure to save the battery... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Legion of Honor is a small fine arts museum located qt 100 34th at Clement St. Free parking is available around the fountain in front of the museum.The museum is perched on top of a hill with incredible views on the outside lawn of the San Francisco Bridge and Bay. Great photo opportunities here! With the golf course on... More

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