San Francisco

Legion of Honor Museum General Admission Ticket

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore one of San Francisco’s most prominent art collections with admission to the Legion of Honor Museum. Set in the headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge, the building’s stunning neoclassical exterior is modeled after the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. Inside, discover an impressive collection of ancient Mediterranean art, European paintings and sculptures, and the most extensive assemblage of works on paper in the American West. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibits. Your ticket also allows you to enter the de Young Museum at no extra cost.
  • General admission to the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco
  • Admire the building’s stunning exterior—a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris
  • Browse an extensive collection of European and Mediterranean art
  • This hidden SF gem has smaller crowds, so you get more space to explore at your leisure
  • Upgrade to enjoy entrance to the Special Exhibits
  • Your ticket also allows you free same-day, general admission to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

What's Included

  • Admission to Legion of Honor
  • Same day admission to the de Young Museum
  • Special exhibitions or audio tours (unless selected at time of booking)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Tuesday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Wednesday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Thursday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Friday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Sunday : 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

Find your way to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, known to most locals as the Legion of Honor, located in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Be sure to bring your camera for views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and the Marin Headlands from the surrounding area.

The impressive building is a replica of Paris' the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur, gifted to the city by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels in the early 20th century. Spend some time viewing the stunning exterior and architecture before presenting your admission ticket and proceeding inside. 

Walk through the collection of over 124,000 works at your leisure, stopping to take in the sculptures, paintings, ancient art from the Mediterranean basin, and the largest collection of works on paper in the Western United States. Must-see pieces include an original cast of Rodin's 'The Thinker' and the flawlessly restored Salon Doré of the Hôtel de la Trémoille, one of the finest examples of French Neo-classical architecture in the United States.

Special Exhibits are not included in your general admission ticket, but are available as upgrades.

Legion of Honor

With your admission ticket in hand, head to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (known informally as the Legion of Honor), located in Lincoln Park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, where the Pacific spills into San Francisco Bay. A gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco in the early 1900s, this stunning building is a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur along the Seine in Paris, and its epic location makes this hidden gem one of the city’s greatest treasures. Explore the museum’s extensive collection of more than 124,000 works of art, including European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West. The permanent collection reflects a history of patronage by its founders, whose focus was 18th- and 19th-century French art. Don’t miss one of the 28 original casts of Rodin's The Thinker statue and the must-see Salon Doré of the Hôtel de la Trémoille exhibit, reopening in the fall of 2013. This is one of the finest examples of French neoclassical interior architecture in the world. Be sure to bring your camera, because after your time at the museum, you can walk a bit down the road for incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the distance. Upgrade: Audio Tour or Special Exhibits Upgrade to include the audio tour at the Legion of Honor for a more in-depth experience, or enjoy entrance to its fascinating Special Exhibits.

Admission Ticket Included

de Young Museum

This ticket also allows you free same-day General Admission to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Standard-size backpacks and strollers allowed. Bags larger than 8"h x 8"w x 5"d must be carried by hand. Other items may be required to check. Some exhibitions have restricted stroller access
  • Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs may be borrowed from the Information Desks on a first-come, first–served basis.
  • City ordinance prohibits smoking in the museum or the park
  • Please silence cell phones and pagers while in the galleries
  • Still photography is permitted in the permanent galleries, however video, tripods and flash photography are prohibited
  • Sketching is permitted for individuals with pencils on a small (9” x 12” or smaller) hand-held pad in the permanent collection only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Legion Visit
Ruth_D, Mar 2023
We went for the John Singer Sargent exhibit and enjoyed that very much. But, I still LOVE the resident exhibits at the Legion. Always comforting to see Bouguereau’s The Broken Pitcher and Makovsky’s, Russian Bride…
Like this museum
DougandLynn_P, Dec 2022
First visit for my wife and the collections did impress her. I noticed the changes since my last visit in the 1980s
Fantastic day!
Marina_G, Nov 2022
Fantastic museum, beautiful inside and out! Loved seeing all the different pieces from history! Absolutely coming back!
wonderful eclectic...
Ngaire_H, Nov 2022
wonderful eclectic collection I had shown sufficient appreciation and there is surely no obligation in a voluntary feedback to write a specified amount
Being there with family...
Natalie_S, Oct 2022
Being there with family who truly enjoyed the museum as the permanent instillations were beautifully juxtaposed with the temporary exhibit.
Great show, but Viator is a parasite.
Pattie_W, Aug 2022
I was charged an extra $30 I was not expecting because I used Viator instead of going to the Legion of Honor website. I will avoid using Viator in the future.
Nancy_H, Nov 2021
Fortunately, I’ve been to the museum, but years ago. We weren’t able to attend because of an event in the area that we didn’t learn about until it was too late.
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LeeAnn_D, Jul 2021
Last Days of Pompei was excellent. The displays were informative and entertaining. I would recommend to anyone.
Suck it Viator
misty_r, Jun 2021
Please don’t buy tickets through Viator like I did. Buy then through the museum directly like I should have. Viator customer service is terrible. I will never deal with Viator again.
Very enjoyable and inspiring. Viator's...
Elinor A, Apr 2016
Very enjoyable and inspiring. Viator's directions were quite helpful.
Beautiful museum. Not only the...
Richard D, Aug 2015
Beautiful museum. Not only the artwork, but also the building itself, surrounding grounds and view. Well worth to spend half a day here. Combine your visit with a trip to Golden Gate Park and the De Young Museum which can be visit with your ticket as well. Great value for money.
A stunning building containing a...
Allison M, Oct 2014
A stunning building containing a stunning art classic art collection. The café is very nice too.
The tour was as described and the...
Robert W, Sep 2013
The tour was as described and the Legion of Honor as always had a good exhibit. However the ticket I printed on line from you was no end of trouble. We had to speak with four different people and no noe recognized or knew what the ticket was even thought it contained a bar code. They finally let us in and still did not know it included an audio tour but eventually did let us have it.