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De Young Museum
De Young Museum

De Young Museum

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612 Reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA, 94118

The Basics

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum’s American collection features 17th- to 21st-century works. Many visitors view pieces from Hudson River School artists. Oceanic art, such as New Zealand Maori wood carvings, and African art, including ancient terra-cotta from Mali, figure prominently. An expansive textile arts collection, including 20th-century couture from European designers, such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent, is very popular.

The San Francisco CityPASS and Go card, plus a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, include admission to de Young Museum, while other tours, such as self-guided, electric bike, and Segway tours, and Surrey rentals, don’t. Single-admission tickets provide same-day admission to de Young’s partner fine arts museum, the Legion of Honor. Tours don’t include admission to any special exhibits.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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The Museum is a neat place to explore.
Tonya_R, Aug 2021
de Young Museum General Admission Ticket
The skyline was closed due to maintenance, but despite that, my experience was pleasant. I had a nice time looking at the paintings and sculptures. They have a video projected on the wall towards the end and that was very cool. I also enjoyed reading about each piece of art and gaining a better understanding of the story behind them. Overall, the museum was neat and interesting.
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Great!
Jean_D, Jul 2021
de Young Museum General Admission Ticket
My daughter loved it. She loved upper level. It was very fascinating and love the first floor paintings. Read almost every interesting facts.
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Smooth process
Amanda, Oct 2020
de Young Museum General Admission Ticket
Great museum - my favorite in SF! Nice service from viator, and was able to get my ticket pass at the desk. Hoping in the future they can make it electronic.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • de Young Museum is compact and easy to visit in a few hours.

  • The small on-site café is very busy at lunchtime and during special exhibitions.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible with accessible restrooms. It sets aside separate days during new exhibitions to allow visitors who request accommodation to visit when the museum is less crowded.

  • Admission for children under 17 is always free. Admission is free to everyone on the first Tuesday of the month.

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How to Get There

de Young Museum is in Golden Gate Park, near the California Academy of Sciences, the Hagiwara Tea Garden, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Muni’s 44 O’Shaughnessy, 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, and N Judah streetcar all stop within walking distance of the entrance. If driving, there’s a parking lot at the Music Concourse and free on-street parking throughout the park. Golden Gate Park is closed to car traffic every Sunday.

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When to Get There

de Young is busiest during the summer, on important holidays, and when special exhibitions are held. Arrive during opening at 9:30am for uncrowded galleries and easy parking. In spring and fall, picnickers fill Golden Gate Park. The museum is open Tuesdays–Sundays, 9:30am–5:15pm; it’s closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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Dine with a View

de Young Café hosts a popular Weinpause or traditional afternoon wine or coffee break. It also attracts crowds who take in the view of the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, which includes works designed to blend in with the natural landscape of Golden Gate Park.

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