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.
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.
It was indeed a nice collection of fine arts. I really enjoyed the sculptures, particularly those in the Rodin section.
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.
I highly recommend visiting the Legion of Honor, especially if you plan on doing the Coastal Walk at Lands End.