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de Young Museum and Legion of Honor tickets

Gate Prices Adult $15.00
Child (3-12)
FREE!

Get same-day entrance to two Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor when you visit one or the other with your Explorer Pass.

de Young Museum:

Located right in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is one of the most visited art museums in the country and home to one of the most impressive collections of fine art with over 1,000 paintings, sculptures, and more.

Its collection spans a variety of American art from the 17th American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.

Tip: be sure to check out the museum’s observation tower for sweeping views of the surrounding areas in Golden Gate Park.

Museum highlights:

  • American Painting: George Caleb Bingham, Boatmen on the Missouri, 1846; , William Michael Harnett, After the Hunt, 1885; Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866; Albert Bierstadt, California Spring, 1875
  • Sculpture: David Smith, Zig V, 1961
  • Art of the Americas: Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw, 761, Mexico or Guatemala, southern lowlands
  • African Art: Figure of an ancestor or deity, 1027-1209, Mali, Proto-Dogon
  • Oceanic Art: Spirit figure, Yipwon, 19th century New Guinea

Legion of Honor

Located in Lincoln Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, and all San Francisco, the Legion of Honor building itself is a three-quarter scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris and one of San Francisco's most beautiful museums.

The museum displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Highlights include works by El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet and Fra Angelico. Perhaps Rodin's best-known monumental work, the Thinker, dominates the Legion's outdoor Court of Honor.

Museum highlights:

  • European Paintings: El Greco, Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1600; Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, The Empire of Flora, ca. 1743; Rembrandt van Rijn, Joris de Caulerij, 1632; Claude Monet, Water Lilies, ca. 1914–1917; Georges de La Tour, Old Woman and Old Man, ca. 1618–1619.
  • Ancient Art: Seneb, the royal scribe, ca. 1938-1850 BC, Egypt. Painted wood (probably sycamore)
  • Period Room: Salon Doré from the Hôtel de la Trémoille, Paris, ca. 1781, France. Gilt and painted wood, plaster, stone, mercury gilded glass.
The Go San Francisco Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes de Young Museum and Legion of Honor tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Head to the non-members admission desk and present your pass for admission.

Hours

de Young Museum:
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm

Legion of Honor:
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm

Closings

Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Early Close (4:00 pm): July 4th, Christmas Eve and January 9th.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

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

Address

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

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.

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.
 

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