About the Museums

Visit a state-of-the-art facility that integrates art, architecture and natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination. The DeYoung provides San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The DeYoung is housed in a modern architectural landmark that offers sweeping views of the city from a dramatic tower observation level. Constructed of warm, natural materials including copper, stone, wood and glass, the new de Young blends with and complements its natural surroundings. Visitors to the deYoung will also enjoy free access to the Legion of Honor Museum, which displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art. Highlights include work by Rodin, including The Thinker, and paintings by the Impressionists.

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Permanent Collections

The museums' permanent collections showcase a wide variety of treasures from around the world. Discover beautiful textile art, paintings, photographs and sculpture from all corners of the globe.

Temporary Exhibitions

Visitors have the opportunity to add an exhibition to their visit at extra cost. Learn about different art forms and the process of creation across different mediums, from floristry to draghtsmanship, portraiture to typography.

Architectural Splendor

The DeYoung's dramatic new copper facade is set off by a carefully landscaped sculpture garden to blend with and complement the surrounding Golden Gate Park. Windows flow through the building like rivers, drawing the outside in, and diffusing boundaries between nature and the artifacts within. The Legion of Honor Museum is housed in a French neoclassical building that stands sentinel over the city, the Golden Gate, and the Pacific Ocean beyond.


Get a fresh perspective on the collections with a Docent Tour or audio guide. Your guide will provide fascinating insight on the items on exhibit at the DeYoung, with further context available on the free DeYoung app.

Have a look at our San Francisco Attraction Packages

Enhance your sightseeing experience with a ticket that includes our San Francisco bus tour along with attraction entry.