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Legion of Honor

34th Ave & Clement St, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
415 863 3330
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Ranked #15 of 362 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We were in town on business and discovered this by happenstance---and happened to be a wonderful discovery.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We picked a great day to visit. The weather was beautiful and on a Sunday with all the golfers playing alongside the road that leads up there it was a lovely setting. Not to mention the fabulous views from out the front. The exhibitions were wonderful, especially the Impressionism exhibition and the Rodin sculptures. Would recommend this to fellow art... More

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Camarillo, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Comfortable sized venue. Amazing concentration of fine art in an easily walkable space. People really seemed to be enjoying the exhibits.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited the Legion of Honor after a disappointing visit to the de Young. Much happier at the Legion of Honor. They have a large Rodin collection, as well as many other examples of classic art through the years. Even a few period-reproduction furnished rooms. Museum was clean and well kept. It was crowded, but people seemed generally respectful of each... More

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San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Legion of Honor Art Museum is one of the loveliest neoclassical buildings in San Francisco, situated in a stunning location. Right now the traveling shows are better than ever because the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is closed, so everything comes here or to the De Young in Golden Gate Park. The permanent collection at the Legion of... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We visited this art museum to see in particular the Impressionists exhibition. We loved the exhibition fir the amazing art but also as the audio tour was well presented and the wall panel information was in large print. We also spent time in some of the other galleries and enjoyed that too. The audio tour for the rest of the... More

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I recently were impressed by the Impressionist Exhibit. The displays include several different media (paintings, sketches, hand crafted historic books and sculptures). We were most pleased by the intimacy that the Legion of Honor exhibit permits between the viewer and each piece of artwork. At times we were literally inches away while viewing these priceless masterpieces.

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Baltimore, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

lovely art museum surrounded by a beautiful park--easy to get to by bus---free concerts were held there on Sunday

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Big Bear Lake, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
64 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I purchased a City Pass for our week visit to San Francisco and the Legion of Honor was one of the attractions available to visit on the vouchers (you can visit both the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum if you do so on the same day). This museum is very interesting with a great... More

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Palo Alto, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We live about 45 minutes from this wonderful museum and we visit almost every time it has a show that interests us. The museum frequently features shows of Impressionists and art both pre- and post-Impressionism. This museum is a little less crowded than those closer to the heart of SF and it makes viewing the artwork much more pleasant. One... More

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