Legion Of Honor Museum Admission - San Francisco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Regular hours: 9:30am - 5:15pm
  • Departure Details :
    The California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Perched on the headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge is the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. This unique art museum is one of San Franciscos greatest treasures, and its spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the impressive French neoclassical building. Explore an extensive collection of European paintings and sculptures, ancient Mediterranean art and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West, and upgrade to enjoy the audio tour or gain entrance to the fascinating Special Exhibits.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included

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With your admission ticket in hand, head to the California palace of the legion of honor (known informally as the Legion of honor), located in Lincoln Park overlooking the Golden gate bridge, where the Pacific spills into San Francisco Bay. A gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco in the early 1900s, this stunning building is a replica of the Palais de la Lgion dHonneur along the Seine in Paris, and its epic location makes this hidden gem one of the citys greatest treasures.
Explore the museums extensive collection of more than 124,000 works of art, including European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West. The permanent collection reflects a history of patronage by its founders, whose focus was 18th- and 19th-century French art.
Dont miss one of the 28 original casts of Rodin's The Thinker statue and the must-see Salon Dor of the Htel de la Trmoille exhibit, reopening in the fall of 2013. This is one of the finest examples of French neoclassical interior architecture in the world.
Be sure to bring your camera, because after your time at the museum, you can walk a bit down the road for incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin headlands in the distance.
Upgrade: Audio Tour or Special ExhibitsUpgrade to include the audio tour at the Legion of Honor for a more in-depth experience, or enjoy entrance to its fascinating Special Exhibits.

Inclusions

  • General admission to the Legion of Honor

Exclusions

  • Special exhibits or audio tours (unless selected at time of booking)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All parcels and bags are subject to inspection by security. Standard-size backpacks and strollers allowed. Bags larger than 8"h x 8"w x 5"d must be carried by hand. Other items may be required to check. Some exhibitions have restricted stroller access

Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Information Desks on a first-come, firstserved basis.

City ordinance prohibits smoking in the museum or the park

Please silence cell phones and pagers while in the galleries

Still photography is permitted in the permanent galleries, however video, tripods and flash photography are prohibited

Sketching is permitted for individuals with pencils on a small (9 x 12 or smaller) hand-held pad in the permanent collection only