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The Palace of the Legion of Honor is actually an art museum in Lincoln Park but was designed as a memorial to California's World War I casualties. It is even an exact replica of the Legion of Honor Palace in Paris, right down to the inscription HONNEUR ET PATRIE above the portal. Inside the museum is impressive but only if you pay the entrance fee or buy a San Francisco City pass. The museum's permanent collection covers 4,000 years of art and includes paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from Europe, as well as international tapestries, prints, and drawings. The chronological display of 4,000 years of ancient and European art includes one of the world's finest collections of Rodin sculptures.

Price: Admission $8 adults, $6 seniors 65 and over, $5 youths 12-17, free for children under 12. Fees may be higher for special exhibitions. Free to all on Tuesdays!
Open From: Tue to Sun at 9:30am to 5:15pm
Closed on Mondays!

Address: 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94129
Directions: Take Geary to 34th. Ave. Turn right on 34th Ave. and follow it into Lincoln Park.
Phone: (415) 863-3330
Website: http://www.thinker.org/legion/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 24, 2011
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