de Young Museum

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This landmark art museum opened its doors in the late 1800s. Today, it is a state-of-the-art facility featuring everything from 17th century American art to contemporary pieces. Fine art, textiles, costumes and more!

Gate Price

Adult: $10.00

Founded in 1895, the de Young Museum is a rich part of the cultural fabric of San Francisco that has been beloved by the residents of this city for over 100 years. 2005 marked the re-opening of the de Young in a state-of-the-art facility that combines elements of art, architecture, and the natural landscape, designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, and Fong & Chang of San Francisco. The building is now a landmark art museum that features American art from the 17th through the 21st century, while also housing international art, textiles, costumes, and contemporary art.

What will you see at the deYoung? The permanent collection is broken down into international and thematic categories, each one unique and interesting in its own right. Here’s a look at the categories included in the permanent collection galleries and some of their highlights:

American Painting: Boatmen on the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham, and After the Hunt by William Michael Harnett.

American Decorative Arts: Wood, steel, iron, tire and paint sculpture by Mark di Suvero, and Mantelpiece for Thurlow Lodge.

Art of the Americas: Mexican Ceremonial Knife (around 1200) and feather tunic (8th-16th century) from Peru.

African Art: Male mask from early 20th century Cameroon, ancestral figure, Ekpu(18th-19th century) from Nigeria’s Cross River region.

Oceanic Art: 19th-century wood and pigment figure from New Guinea, and house façade figure from early 20th-century Indonesia.

Textile Arts: 16th-century pictorial silk panel from England, and French evening dress by Madame Alix Gres (1950).

Works on Paper: Prints by Andy Warhol, and Burnt Mountain by Winslow Homer.

Photography: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, Arnold Genthe and others.

Take a break from viewing the exhibitions at the de Young Café, where a variety of fresh American and European staples are served, including seasonal ingredients purchased locally. The de Young Museum Store sells unique decorative objects, jewelry, and textiles from around the world. Also available for purchase are books and museum publications, as well as prints.

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Visiting Exhibitions Do Cost More
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Comments about Smart Destinations deYoung Museum:

Great museum and visiting exhibit (100 Musee d'Orcy paintings) but you have to pay more to see it and there is a long wait. Check it out before you decide.

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118


Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm.
March 28-November 29: Friday 9:30am-8:45pm.


Admission ticket to the deYoung may be used on the same day for free entrance to the Legion of Honor. Special ticketed exhibitions may have an extra charge. Children (12 and under) are admitted for free.


New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
All holiday hours subject to change without notice.


50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Public Transportation

N-Judah (Muni) streetcar to 9th Avenue and Irving Street and walk north on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park. Alternatively, the #44 O’Shaughnessy stops near the front of the museum on Tea Garden Dr. and on Concourse Dr. near the Academy of Sciences. The #5 Fulton bus stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside of the park.

Driving Directions

Parking is available in the Concourse parking facility. Access to the north entrance is from Fulton St. at 10th Ave. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park.
Proceed to the de Young non-members admission desk, present your admissions pass to any ticket agent for entry.Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

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