de Young Museum
Framed by the serene Japanese Tea Garden and kinetic Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, the de Young melds its neighbors’ spirits of relaxation and exploration with a powerful shot of inspiration. While its dramatic exterior may be imposing, what it houses is anything but. From painting’s most famous masters to King Tut relics and fashion's elite, the de Young hosts an impressive slew of major shows, as well as an exemplary permanent collection of art and artifacts. Don't forget to hit the observation tower to view the museum's most impressive piece—a staggering panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline. Admission to this museum also gives you access to the Legion of Honor’s collection of ancient and European art.
I’ve been to San Francisco and Golden Gate park many times, but this March was my first visit to the deYoung. It was beyond my expectations. The collection is a world class leader. It is massive—much larger than I expected with a very impressive collection.
de Young Museum and More Nearby
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118
- Admission to the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor
- A showcase of American art from the 17th- through 21st-centuries; contemporary art; international textiles and costumes; and works from Europe, Central and South America, the Pacific, and Africa
People per Ticket:1 person
Days Off:Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1
Additional Charges:Fees may apply for special exhibitions
Parking Location:Paid garage parking in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse Garage and limited four-hour street parking on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives is available at the de Young.
Insider Tip:Free admission the first Tuesday of every month