Legion of Honor in San Francisco

Bringing a bit of Europe to San Francisco, the Legion of Honor is a fine art museum that displays an impressive collection of over 4,000 years' worth of ancient and European art. The museum was built in 1924 in memory of the Californian men who lost their lives on the battlefields of France during World War I and is a replica of the Legion d'Honneur in Paris.

The French influence is all around this museum, from the Louvre-inspired glass roof to the scale model of ”The Thinker' statue by artist Auguste Rodin, that is located in Paris. Rodin's work can be seen all over this museum, in fact, there are three galleries that feature over one hundred of Rodin's sculptures.

There are beautiful and interesting paintings and sculptures to see all year round in the Legion of Honor, but the museum also hosts special and themed exhibitions that change all the time. Past exhibits include mummies and medicine, letters from post-war Paris and artful animals.

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