San Francisco Sights

de Young Museum

  • 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. Map It
  • Golden Gate Park

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

It seems that everyone in town has a strong opinion about the de Young Museum: Some adore its striking copper facade, while others just hope that the green patina of age will mellow the effect. Most maligned is the 144-foot tower, but the view from its ninth-story observation room, ringed by floor-to-ceiling windows and free to the public, is worth a trip here by itself. The building almost overshadows the de Young's respected collection of American, African, and Oceanic art. The museum also plays host to major international exhibits, such as 100 works from Paris's Musée National Picasso and a collection of the work of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; there's often an extra admission charge for these. The annual Bouquet des Art is a fanciful tribute to the museum's collection by notable Bay Area floral designers. On many Friday evenings, the museum hosts fun, free, family-centered events, with live music, art projects for children, and a wine and beer bar (the café stays open late, too).

Sight Information


50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, California, 94118, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10, good for same-day admittance to the Legion of Honor; free 1st Tues. of month
  • Tues.–Sun. 9:30–5:15; mid-Jan.–Nov., Fri. until 8:45

Published 07/24/2015


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