Why you should visit the Legion of Honor


Entrance of LoH greeted by a lion.

If you are not familiar with the Legion of Honor (LoH), you should be. Through a series of towering trees and a small dirt road, the LoH emerges as this grand scale of prestige and history. Collectively, the LoH houses about 4,000 years of art in one location. It’s home for one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country. If you’re from California, you should be proud of this place because the building was originally built to commemorate Californian soldiers of World War I.


“The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin

As you walk through the high-ceiling walkway, you are greeted by one of the most iconic sculptures in world history, The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. Quite easily one of my favorite features of this museum by far.

In terms of views, the LoH is conveniently located with an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and one of the best skyline views of San Francisco’s downtown.

The Legion of Honor is open from Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30AM – 5:15PM. General admission is $15 and $6 for college students with student ID. For this price, you should immerse yourself in rich history.

For more information, visit the Legion of Honor website.