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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
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Owner description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Seattle, WA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The location of this museum, as well as its architecture, lends itself very well to the treasures it houses. We especially enjoyed the many Rodin sculptures.

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Milbridge, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We needed more time to experience the exhibits. We did not carve out the time for the holocost memorial on the grounds. We relied one the pamphlet in guiding us thru the exhibit (replica of a 17 th century manner--Houghton Hall, reminiscent of "Downton Abbey". There were just too many glorious painting and sculptures!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a perfect place to see a wide range treasures from the Western World. There's even a mummy coffin, a small case of Egyptian artifacts and small treasures from the Greece and Rome. My personal favorites are from Monet, Boucher, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Bouguereau and the Rodins. The lunch room is very nice too with a slight French accent. Hiking... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Unfortunately we ran out of time and only got to see the outside of the building, however it was very impressive. Maybe next time we'll get inside!

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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Steeped in history, set on a bluff close to the mouth of the bay and surrounded by a golf course with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. This stunning museum was a gift to San Francisco from the Spreckels' family and honors those Californians who lost their life in France during WWI and is a smaller replica of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Museum has a fantastic collection. Our most favorite is a Monet of water lilies. You stand in a doorway about 50 feet away when you first see it…totally amazing!

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Campbell, California
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the exhibition on Houghton Hall. It really wet my appetite to want to go to England to see the real thing! The photographic wall paper "sets" were very effective to give you the feel of the various rooms of the real HH. I recommend getting the audio headsets which cost $7 and then go at your own pace... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a nice way to pass a few hours indoors. I especially enjoyed the Rodin sculptures. Admission is $10 but this also gets you into the De Young museum for free on the same day, which is a great deal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great museum, though a bit small. We went on a Bank of America free museum day, so I'm not sure if I would rate the value the same if not. There is no modern art at this museum, so you'd have to go to the De Young to get that fix, but I believe the ticket is good for both.... More

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Marseille, France
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the middle of Lincoln Park and with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge this museum houses fantastic art collections from most ages. We were lucky that when we were there there was an organ concert going on that added something special to the visit If you spend 2 days or more in SF definitely go there.

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