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Tour code: 5959LEGION
Explore one of San Francisco’s most prominent art collections with admission to the Legion of Honor Museum. Set in the headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge, the building’s stunning neoclassical exterior is modeled after the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. Inside, discover an impressive collection of ancient Mediterranean art, European paintings and sculptures and the most extensive assemblage of works on paper in the American West. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibits or the insightful commentary of an audio guide.

Highlights

  • Admission to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco
  • Admire the building’s stunning exterior – a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris
  • Browse an extensive collection of European and Mediterranean art
  • This hidden SF gem has smaller crowds, so you get more space to explore at your leisure
  • Upgrade to enjoy an audio tour or entrance to the Special Exhibits

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Legion of Honor is a hidden gem worth the visit with its exceptional exhibits and lovely location at Land's End. If you visit on a weekend, be sure to stay for the 4pm performance of the pipe organ as it mimics orchestral instruments such as the English horn, clarinet, French horn and oboe.

What You Can Expect

Legion of Honor Museum Admission

See One of the 28 Original Casts of Rodin's The Thinker

Find your way to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, known to most locals as the Legion of Honor, located in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Be sure to bring your camera for views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific and the Marin Headlands from the surrounding area.

The impressive building is a replica of Paris' the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur, gifted to the city by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels in the early 20th century. Spend some time viewing the stunning exterior and architecture before presenting your admission ticket and proceeding inside. 

Walk through the collection of over 124,000 works at your leisure, stopping to take in the sculptures, paintings, ancient art from the Mediterranean basin and the largest collection of works on paper in the Western United States. Must-see pieces include an original cast of Rodin's The Thinker and the flawlessly restored Salon Doré of the Hôtel de la Trémoille, one of the finest examples of French Neo-classical architecture in the United States.

Audio tours and Special Exhibits are not included in your general admission ticket, but are available as upgrades.

Customer Reviews

Elinor A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very enjoyable and inspiring. Viator's directions were quite helpful.

Allison M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A stunning building containing a stunning art classic art collection. The café is very nice too.

Richard D

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Beautiful museum. Not only the artwork, but also the building itself, surrounding grounds and view. Well worth to spend half a day here. Combine your visit with a trip to Golden Gate Park and the De Young Museum which can be visit with your ticket as well. Great value for money.

Robert W

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

The tour was as described and the Legion of Honor as always had a good exhibit. However the ticket I printed on line from you was no end of trouble. We had to speak with four different people and no noe recognized or knew what the ticket was even thought it contained a bar code. They finally let us in and
still did not know it included an audio tour but eventually did let us have it.

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