Here is the Legion of Honor, an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history. This French neoclassical building, representing a great legacy of philanthropy and civic pride, stands sentinel over the city, the Golden Gate, and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

Public observtion floor
144-foot tower
Ground floor
The park
Legion of Honor


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    9:30 am–5:15 pm


    Tickets to the Legion of Honor include same-day general admission to the de Young.

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Explore the Special Exhibition

Digital Story

Prepare for a visit with this interactive look into the exhibition.

Audio Tour

Hear insightful stories and interpretations from the exhibition curators.

The collections at the Legion of Honor offer unique insight into the art historical, political, and social movements of the previous 4,000 years of human history. Holdings include European paintings; European decorative arts and sculpture; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and one of the nation’s largest repositories of works of art on paper.


The whole idea of the Legion as a site that comes to life—with a fantastic theater and an organ built inside that uses the entire museum as a resonating body—represents an ideal of what a cultural institution can be, resulting from the ambitions of individuals who want to do something special for the arts and for society.

Visit Us

Tickets to the Legion of Honor include same-day general admission to the de Young.



A beloved destination

Sheltered by the towering Monterey Pines of Lincoln Park, with dramatic views of the Pacific and the Golden Gate, the Legion of Honor has welcomed visitors for nearly a century.