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Address: 34th Avenue & Clement Street, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone Number: 415.750.3600
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An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum...

An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.

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First rate mid-size traditional subject matter.

Good permanent exhibit of ceramics, furniture, and paintings. Typical visiting exhibitions. Pleasant restaurant. Parking can be difficult.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
steve h
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good permanent exhibit of ceramics, furniture, and paintings. Typical visiting exhibitions. Pleasant restaurant. Parking can be difficult.

Thank steve h
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The special exhibits (fee except for members) are always spectacular. Past ones have included art by women impressionists, French paintings with a nautical theme, and art of cloth. The permanent display includes outstanding Rodin, paintings of all disciplines, and an outstanding furniture collection displayed in period rooms. Certain days an organ recital is played ....see if you can find the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's surprising that a city of the importance of San Francisco would have such a weak collection of master painters. Even the works that they do have tend to be more minor ones. Don't reserve a lot of time for this because it's not needed. They do have a very nice cafe though.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Legion of Honor is a great museum. They have exhibits stretching across several sectors and their special exhibits are always interesting (ex. High Style). The museum is also located near Land's End and has a beautiful garden and view. Would definitely recommend visiting.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Legion of Honor when it opened in the morning. We spent several hours there, because we had only been one time before, briefly. Could not see the glassware because they were cleaning it. Saw the Watch exhibition and it was nice for the price, liked the haunted watch story. I like the thinker statue out front.... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous architecture for a fine art museum. Stunning location and a great venue for a party. Cocktails great, food was very dissapointing. I nibbled on 2-3 appetizers at a party here and could not believe that these were being served at such a classy venue. The building is absolutely gorgeous filled with great art such as Rodan Sculptures and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the easiest tourist spot to get to if you are relying on public transit. Yes, they give a discount on admission if you can show them a transit pass (e.g., MUNI visitor passport, Clipper card, etc.) and your ticket entitles you to same-day admission to the de Young Museum, both of which are great features. But this place is... More 

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Marina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the few left. They actually explain the art. The pipe organ playing is NOT to be missed. Intelligent kids over 6 should have a good time. I know I did when I was little.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may not find the Legion on your first SF visit but sooner of later you'll discover it hidden up in verdant hills & trees in the far NW of the city. The museum collection houses European art which rivals many other top tier worldwide venues. Plus it's located in such a beautiful setting that the site makes visiting even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building and surrounds are beautiful and when you go into the museum it is well maintained and well curated. I visited on the first Tuesday of the month when there is free entry and I found the museum very enjoyable with a great collection of paintings and sculpture. I also had lunch in the cafe which was very good.

Thank Angela B

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