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Legion of Honor

Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94121

Legion

The Legion of Honor is located in Lincoln Park near 34th Ave. and Clement St. There is parking near the museum. Consider arriving early and having lunch at the spacious café, which is on the lower level and provides visitors with a place to dine on soups, salads, sandwiches and hot entrees and relax while enjoying dramatic views of Lincoln Park and the Marin Headlands.

The gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco, this unique art museum is one of the great treasures in a city that boasts many riches. High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into San Francisco Bay—the museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.

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Gunn Theater

Gunn Theater

Concerts are held in the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, formerly the Florence Gould Theater and originally called the Little Theater and opened at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1924.

The Gunn Theater was designed by George Applegarth, architect of the museum itself, and decorated in the Louis XVI style. The ceiling of the 300-seat jewel-box theater boasts an elaborate mural, The Apotheosis of the California Soldier, painted in 1924 by Spanish artist and decorator Julio Villa y Prades.

The Little Theater was rededicated as the Florence Gould Theater in 1987, after an extensive restoration and renovation funded by a grant from the Florence J. Gould Foundation. The rededication as the Gunn Theater has allowed for additional restoration.

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Directions

There is free parking near the museum.

Bus from Union Square: Take the 38 Geary to 33rd Ave., walk one block
north to Clement St. and up the hill to the museum, or transfer to the
18 bus. For more Muni information call 673-MUNI.

From the Peninsula: Take 280 north and 19th Ave.
When entering Golden Gate Park get in left lane and take 25th Ave.
to Clement St. Turn left on Clement and right at 34th into Lincoln Park.

From Marin: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and take the
19th Ave./Park Presidio exit immediately after exiting the Toll Plaza.
Take Park Presidio (14th Ave.) south through the tunnel.
Turn right on Geary Blvd. Take Geary to 34th Ave.
Turn right at 34th into Lincoln Park.

From the East Bay:
From the Bay Bridge, take I 80 west to the 9th St. exit.
Take the 9th St./civic center/Fell St./Golden Gate Bridge exit.
Turn left on Harrison and right on 9th St.
Stay on 9th going north past Market St. and Van Ness Ave.
You will now be on Hayes St. Turn right on Franklin Ave., then left onto Geary Blvd.
and take Geary to 34th Ave. Turn right at 34th into Lincoln Park.

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