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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 318 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Sacramento
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I'd rate this museum as the best in San Francisco. The location is beautiful overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate. The architecture is sublime! It's such a classic old building and I'm so glad it hasn't been trashed and rebuilt like they did with the others in G.G.Park. We found free parking there on a Saturday around noon time.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Legion of Honor offers great European paintings and sculpture in a pleasant setting. The museum features works from David, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne and others. Adding to the paintings, numerous sculptures by Rodin round out the permanent collection. Special exhibits are also on view. After spending time inside with the art, enjoy the natural beauty of... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A stunning location atop a woodsy hill overlooking the entrance to San Francisco Bay. Views of the Golden Gate bridge, the water, sculptures and the fountains can lull you into a false sense of security. The Legion of Honor holds exquisite collections in a gorgeous building and we enjoyed an excellent lunch at the museum cafe. We exited and found... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

very nice small collection of impressionist paintings, Egyptian and Assyrian artifacts, and a nice group of Rodan's

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San Francisco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Location, the permanent collection & special exhibit we saw, even the restaurant were all to our liking.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We saw a great collection of very early ceramics from Israel. They have a gorgeous collection of soft paste porcelain from Europe. We saw the exhibit from Houghton Hall which I found disappointing.

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Carmichael, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a lovely place. The Rodin sculptures are a big draw, but the other artwork is enjoyable as well. We were seniors and, because we took a Muni bus to get there, our admission was only $5.00!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Presentations of all the best classical art. Check out their special shows. But the permanent exhibits are great too.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

San Francisco is full of amazing architecture and this museum is no exception. If you are visiting and have any interest in art this should be on your itinerary. The permanent collections are fantastic and they get quite a number of interesting exhibits. The grounds and building are reminiscent of a fine European palace.

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San Francisco, California
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I hope they'll have a free tour inside the museum too! The view was spectacular, fun place for pictorials!

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