Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum

Official Homepage: legionofhonor.famsf.org/

Fee: $10

Sun. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Wed. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Thu. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Fri. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Sat. 9:30 AM–5:15 PM
Clement Street and 34th Avenue
San Francisco, San Francisco 94121

Check the Legion of Honor website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Palace of the Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor (website) is a Museum (Fine Arts) in San Francisco.
Official description from Legion of Honor:
The Legion of Honor, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin's Thinker, which sits in the museum's Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed. The Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The building is a three-quarters scale imitation of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur also known as the Hôtel de Salm in Paris by George Applegarth and H. Guillaume. It was completed in 1924.

Promotional images for exhibits from Legion of Honor official site

Current Exhibitions

Feb 05, 2011 – Jun 05, 2011
Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter by training, but textile and costume are her muses. Working in collaboration with leading costume historians and young fashion designers, de Borchgrave crafts a world of splendor from the simplest rag paper.
Apr 23, 2011 – Jul 24, 2011
First unearthed in 1996 in a rescue excavation in Lod, ancient Diospolis, Israel, this large and extraordinarily detailed mosaic floor has only recently been carefully removed from its site and conserved.

Upcoming Exhibitions

May 07, 2011 – Jun 05, 2011
The Magna Carta (or Great Charter of English Liberties), one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy, is on display at the Legion of Honor May 7–June 5.
Official Legion of Honor Links
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Legion of Honor is affiliated with: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum

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