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The Legion of Honor

 

The Legion of Honor was given to the people of San Francisco by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels on Armistice Day in 1924 to honor the Californians who died during World War I.  It's one of our favorite museums — inside and out. Panoramic San Francisco Bay views from the museum are breathtaking, especially on a "fog-free" sunny day.

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Ancient & European Art
... and Sculptures by Rodin

The museum houses a collection of 4,000 years of European arts and paintings, Ancient art, one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country — and the largest selection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris.



Legion of Honor Exhibits

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Audio tours are available for the permanent collections and featured exhibitions — docent tours are also offered at specific times free of charge.

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One of the Gallery Rooms inside the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, CA

Museum Hours
Open six days a week,
Tues-Sun 9:30am–5:15pm.

Open July 4 from 9:30am-3pm.

Closed January 1,
Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.

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Gift Shop
The Legion of Honor Gift Shop carries a range of fun gift items, including books, cards, posters, jewelry... and more!

Cafe & Garden Terrace
Take a break during your museum tour — stop by the Legion of Honor Cafe or Garden Terrace for a snack or quick lunch.
Legion of Honor Cafe and Garden Terrace


Holocaust Memorial at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, CA

Holocaust Memorial at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, CA

A haunting Holocaust Memorial is located opposite the museum, by the main parking area and fountain.


Chihuly — Glass Art Sculptures
Chihuly's incredible glass art sculptures (pictured below), were displayed at the Legion of Honor as a part of his amazing Chihuly Exhibit, at San Francisco's de Young museum in 2008.

Dale Chihuly Glass Art "Sun Scuplture" outside the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008

Dale Chihuly "Sea Blue & Green Tower" Glass Art "Scuplture" inside Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008

Dale Chihuly Glass Art "Scuplture" inside Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008

Close-up view of Dale Chihuly's "Sea Blue & Green Tower" Glass Art "Scuplture" inside Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008

Dale Chihuly Glass Art "Sun Scuplture" outside the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008

Close-up of Dale Chihuly' "Sun" Glass Art "Scuplture" outside the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA - Summer/Fall 2008


Sculpture outside the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California

Model Photo Shoot at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, CA


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View of the Court of Honor - Entrance to the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, California

Legion of Honor musuem, San Francisco, California

View of San Francisco Bay from the Legion of Honor musuem in San Francisco, California

"The Thinker" bronze sculpture stands at the entrance to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, California

"The Thinker"
Bronze Sculpture
by Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" (Alana's favorite sculpture.. and perhaps his best-known work), stands — or rather sits — at the museum's entrance, Visitors will also notice a small glass pyramid evoking the main entrance to another famous Parisian landmark, the Louvre.

The museum's Rodin Gallery (three rooms) features the largest selection of Rodin sculptures outside of the Musée Rodin in Paris.

Rodin's most famous works include The Thinker, The Kiss, Eve, St. John the Baptist Preaching, The Burghers of Calais, and The Age of Bronze.

"The Thinker" bronze sculpture stands at the entrance to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, California

"The Thinker" bronze sculpture stands at the entrance to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, California


"The Age of Bronze"
by Auguste Rodin

The Age of Bronze - Sculpture by Rodin inside the Legion of Honor musuem in San Francisco, California


"The Burghers of Calais"
by Auguste Rodin

"The Burghers of Calais" - Bronze Sculptures by Rodin at The Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA


Sculptures by Rodin in the Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco, CA

Bronze Sculpture in the Rodin Gallery at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, CA

Bronze Sculptures by Rodin at the Legion of Honor musuem in San Francisco, CA


"Le Photograph Sescau" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California

Cartier, New York, Bandeau, 1924


The Legion of Honor museum, San Francisco, CA

The Legion of Honor museum, San Francisco, CA


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The Legion of Honor
415-750-3600

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34th Ave & Clement
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