The Legion of Honor, a fine art museum located in a beautiful setting overlooking Golden Gate Bridge, was built to commemorate the soldiers who died in World War I.
With a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art, the Legion of Honor features many prominent pieces, three most notable of which include The Skinner Organ, a pipe organ built in 1924; the Thinker, a commissioned bronze cast of Rodin's original; and the Book of Gold, a collection of names of soldiers killed during World War I.
The museum opens daily (except Monday) at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5:15 p.m. Group discounts are available. The museum offers refreshment in the Legion of Honor café and souvenirs in the Legion of Honor Museum Store. The Legion is also available to rent for weddings or other special occasions and offers breathtaking views of the city of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean.
Located about a 30-minute drive north of San Francisco International Airport, the Legion of Honor sits along the coast of South Bay. Other attractions nearby include the Camera Obscura & Holograph, Land's End Trail and Eagle's Point, the USS San Francisco Memorial, Seal Rocks, and two historic windmills