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Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor, interior
Legion of Honor, interior

The Legion of Honor is a museum of fine arts built in memory of the 3,600 Californian soldiers that died in the First World War.

The building, constructed in the year 1924, is a scale model of the Legion of Honor Palace in Paris.

Collections

The Legion of Honor Museum exhibits ancient European art with more than 4,000 years of antiquity. In the exhibitions you can see paintings, sculptures, engravings, illustrated books and decorative arts.

In the palace the best collection of works of art of the city is shown, standing out among them more than 70 works of Auguste Rodin. In the patio of the museum his sculpture The Thinker, one of the most photographed of the museum, is shown. The works of some well known artists such as Rembrandt, Monet or Rubens also stand out.

Privileged surroundings

The content of the museum is interesting, but the surroundings in which it is found are even more so; located as it is in the Lincoln Park it offers privileged views of the Golden Gate Bridge and of the Pacific Ocean.

Location

100 34th Avenue, at Clement Street, in San Francisco's Lincoln Park.

When to visit

Tuesday through Sunday: 9.30am to 5.15pm.
Monday: Closed.

Fares

Adults: $10.
Seniors 65+: $7.
Youths 13–17: $6.
College Students with valid ID: $6.
Children 12 and under: Free.
First Tuesday of the month: Free (special exhibition fees still apply).
FAMSF Members: Free.

Transport

Bus: 1, 18, and 38.
Muni riders save $2 on adult museum admission.

Map

Legion of Honor, location map

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