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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 #12 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our mid-summer visit to the Legion of Honor (part of the de Young Museum in San Francisco) was even better than anticipated. A lovely day, bright blue sky, and the lovely white columns of the Legion of Honor; brides being photographed, a classical guitarist strumming just outside the entrance all added up to a visit that could have gone on... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a smaller museum, we enjoyed the ease of viewing the art. Nice cafe. Has a bus stop nearby, we used a cab to get there. Lovely green areas near the museum and there are nice views of the Golden Gate Bridge for photos on clear days.

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San Mateo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

the Legion of Honor has wonderful special events and is in a lovely location. My experience is that this is geared for adult interests.

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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Impressionist exhibit going on until August 1st is well worth the trip. A small show but still very nice with a good representation of Impressionists. Go to the permanent exhibit area and see even more really good Impressionist work as well as other genres of art.

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Truckee, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Always a wonderful special exhibit as well as the usual fare. Have seen everything from gorgeous jewels and jewelry to works by Monet. Changes every couple of months, just check the visitors' guide for information.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited this museum not expecting much. The permanent collections are excellent and cover hundreds of years of art (thousands in some cases). But the touring collections of impressionist paintings was the icing on the cake. Good value. The grounds are beautiful and the views approach breathtaking. We enjoyed the café and ended up spending 3 hours there thinking we... More

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Sacramento
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went to this museum when they had the Louis XIV - Marie Antoinette collection on display. The collection had never left France before and it was spectacular! The rest of the museum had very interesting pieces and the building itself is gorgeous and an artwork unto itself. If you have the chance to go here I definitely recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very digestable collection with , often ,good travelling shows.Beautiful location and building and better than passable food in the café.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First time here. Went for a Matisse exhibit which connected Matisse to SF! Who knew he had visited. Very personal selection of works, well displayed and curated. And the rest of the museum was lovely... some amazing classical works including a statue of a dancing maiden... could have been Ginger Rogers! and a golden crown of laurels that was incredibly... More

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Northern California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent the day at the Legion of Honor and had a docent-led tour of the current exhibit. Beautiful galleries, awesome exhibits, fun gift store and extraordinary views of the city skyline and the bay outside of the museum.

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