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Mr. Selfish and I try to avoid paying for museums when possible. One of the first Google searches I performed while settling down in SF was free museum days. I discovered that during the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month, certain museums are free. Moreover, if you are a Bank of America customer like we are, there is one weekend a month where certain museums are free. We are slowly but surely going to hit up these museums during the free days. We started with the Legion of Honor.

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Finished in 1924, the Legion of Honor is a three-quarter scale version of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. It was a gift from the Spreckels, who were sugar magnates and thoroughbred horse owners and breeders. The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museum in SF.

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It was indeed a nice collection of fine arts. I really enjoyed the sculptures, particularly those in the Rodin section.

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The Legion of Honor is located in Lincoln Park near the Lincoln Park Golf Course. On clear days, there is even a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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I highly recommend visiting the Legion of Honor, especially if you plan on doing the Coastal Walk at Lands End.

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