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Legion of Honor

Address: 34th Avenue & Clement Street, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone Number: 415.750.3600
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Ranked #6 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Tacoma, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful... though waiting for the bus home for an hour was a little rough! I'd like to go in the day and visit the museum more sometime.

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

While not near downtown, this gem has a beautiful collection (up to Impressionists - you need to go to the De Young for anything more recent) and is in a setting with fantastic views of the Golden Gate. Impressive collection of Rodin works.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I really appreciate the size of this museum. You can view the whole collection without feeling overwhelmed. They rotate exhibits regularly and the cafe is terrific. You cannot beat the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the parking lot.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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299 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When my hosts informed me that we were going to the Legion of Honor Museum on January 17, 2015, I initially thought that we would be visiting a Military Museum due to the words, "Legion" and "Honor". Boy, was I terribly wrong! The museum is situated in a hilly location. The building looks like a Greek or Roman temple. The... More 

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Suburban Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This lovely building in a lovely park has a permanent exhibition of European art from the middle ages to the 20th century. There are no really famous individual pieces that draw people in, like the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. But the curators have done a great job of choosing and interpreting representative art through the centuries. I particularly liked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are an art lover like me then ensure you have at least 4 hours to visit this beautiful place. You will be able to use your De Young Museum ticket for the general admission to this place as well. The views of the Golden Gate Bridge are not to be missed from the very front of the Building.... More 

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Lebanon, NJ
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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There is plenty to see in the Legion of Honor's beautiful building and extraordinary property, perched high above the ocean with spectacular views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. We visited the regular collection as well as the Houghton Hall exhibit. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, there was plenty of room to enjoy the art and... More 

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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay, great Rodin collection in the U.S. Fabulous Architecture, and an uncrowded jewel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A fine collection of European paintings in a lovely setting. Also, the museum has one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures in the world. Take a taxi, drive, or use the #38 bus to get to the museum. The walk up Legion Blvd is very long and is up an incline.

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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Legion of Honor houses a wonderful collection of art ranging from Paul Revere silver to Moorish wood panels. It is a monumental structure built of granite and has an original casting of Rodin's The Thinker in the main courtyard. The Legion is near Land's End and can be used as a base to park for the trails there. Picture... More 

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