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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 377 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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San Gabriel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A must for the art lover. In the Presidio with beautiful grounds and views. Exquisite artwork, fine furnishings and jewelry on display. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Entrance here also gains you entrance to the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. Well worth the effort!

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Hamilton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There was a huge variety of artefacts ....something to interest everyone. Allow plenty of time. The building itself is interesting

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san francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is not so big which is good because you can take time to appreciate the paintings and sculptures. The outside has a spectacular view of the bay, really relaxing. My visit was so worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum contained an impressive collection of masters. It was quite a surprise and a joy. The building and view from the grounds were beautiful. We enjoyed finding the marker for the Western Terminus of Lincoln Highway on the grounds also.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

SO happy we took the time to visit this amazing museum. So many beautiful things to see!!! Loved the exterior as well as everything inside!

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Juneau, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Closed a bit early but staff was friendly and got to see most exhibits. Can use your ticket for inclusive entrance to the De Young.

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