Written by Megan Taylor.
If you’re spending time in San Francisco, there is no better place to visit than the Legion of Honour museum of Fine Arts. If you’re a history or art buff, it’s over 4,000 years of art in a variety of mediums, including costumes, painting, photography, and more. The views of the Golden Gate Bridge are awe-inspiring, and the events and exhibits make it exciting every time you visit! You should be warned though. If you’re not an art history lover, you will be by the time you leave!
Legion of Honor is a museum that is filled with superb European art and other interesting exhibits that will definitely drive away the boredom in your holiday break. The museum features art ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, so there’s bound to be something for everyone, including The Thinker, in pride of place. The museum is a monumental tribute to the Californians who were killed during the first World War and plays host to exhibitions and interactive events throughout the year, and even offers live music! A full calender is available on their website. I always find it worth checking out the temporary exhibits, but even the permanent collections can keep you busy for hours!
Something for everyone
The museum is family-friendly. The Legion of Honor is accessible to families with strollers, with the exception of a few of the exhibition rooms, and kids under 12 get in free! With a café and shopping on site, and plenty of resting spots along the way, the legion is a great place for a day-long trek, or just a few hours of great educational opportunities! The Legion of Honor is also accessible to people with disabilities; it’s completely wheelchair accessible, and offers a range of options for people with sight or hearing difficulties. The museum does ask that you book a sign interpreter two weeks in advance of your visit.
The Legion of Honor is an amazing experience, family-friendly and fully accessible. Parking is great, and it could not be better located, right in Golden Gate park, with a fantastic view, almost as beautiful as the art itself, which covers 4,000 years of fine art, and is enough to turn anyone into an art history lover!