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“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Every first Tuesday of the month

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited.

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Normally general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free

  • Special exhibition fees still apply
  • Advanced timed tickets required – Get free tickets

– Updated 10/15/20 from legionofhonor.famsf.org

Other Free & Discounted Admission Deals

The Legion of Honor offers several programs for free or reduced admission to permanent galleries and special exhibitions. Details on these programs are outlined below.

Learn about the extra precautions to welcome you back. We will require timed tickets for every visitor, including general admission. To ensure your preferred time slot, please reserve your entry date and time in advance online.

Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Reserve Online and Skip the Line

Every Saturday the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including art making, gallery guides, and tours with discussion and sketching in the permanent galleries.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Reserve your tickets in advance online. Please be prepared to verify with ID onsite.
  • Free admission may be redeemed onsite with a driver’s license or postmarked envelope.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma

Public Transportation Discount

Receive a $2 discount with proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system, including BART, Muni, Caltrain, and more. This discount is available in person at the time of purchase only, does not apply to internet sales or previously purchased tickets, and cannot be combined with other offers.

  • This offer applies to general admission for permanent collection galleries and to special exhibitions.
  • Discount may be redeemed by presenting a proof of purchase from any Bay Area public transportation system.

Essential and Frontline Workers Discount

We are pleased to offer free general admission for essential workers — including emergency services, health care, grocery stores, city operations and maintenance, social services, public transit, and delivery services — to receive a $15 discount on tickets to special exhibitions, through December 2021. This discount can be redeemed on-site with your work badge. Please see the full list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.

Accessibility Admission

Free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission during normal museum hours. The museum also offers dedicated Access Days for visitors with disabilities and a guest.

  • Visit our full list of Accessibility Programs for more information.
  • Free general admission may be redeemed by showing valid ID at the Ticketing and Membership Desks, or by contacting access@famsf.org.
  • Discounted special exhibition tickets can be redeemed by showing a valid ID, Medicare card, doctors’ note, or Reduced Fare Transit Card at the Ticketing and Membership Desks, or by contacting access@famsf.org.

Museums for All

All visitors receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) are offered free general admission.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a valid EBT card at the Ticketing and Membership Desks.

Discover & Go

Discover & Go offers free general admission for California library cardholders.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Discover & Go voucher at the Ticketing and Membership Desks. Register online to receive a dated Discover & Go voucher prior to visiting.

Bank of America Museums on Us

Bank of America is a proud a supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. During Museums on Us weekends—the first full weekend of every month—Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) cardholders receive complimentary general admission. Tickets are available onsite, day-of only, and are subject to availability; arrive early for best availability.

  • This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Full-priced admission to special exhibitions still applies.
  • Offer available for account holder or cardholder only.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under always receive free admission to the permanent collection galleries.
  • Free admission may be redeemed by presenting a Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.

Tuesday, December 1

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 5

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 2

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts ...Monthly


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This event is scheduled every first Tuesday of the month:
Please be aware that recurring events like this may occasionally be cancelled or postponed by the promoter - especially on holidays. We always suggest you contact the promoter or venue to confirm for a particular day.

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