Founded in 1895, the de Young Museum features modern and contemporary American art, photography, and textiles, African art, as well as art from the Americas. The museum building itself was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco.
The creative and unique architecture molds seamlessly into Golden Gate Park’s aesthetic, where it’s located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.
Things to Know
- Find hours, admission rates, and parking rates from the official de Young Museum website and below:
- Garage parking costs about $5 per hour and is available in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse Garage.
- There is limited four hour street-parking available on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives, which are both near the de Young.
- Good to note: John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays
- Street parking on the weekends near the de Young is extremely limited, so be prepared to pay for garage parking.
- Alternate parking can be found for free at Ocean Beach (John F. Kennedy Dr. and the Great Highway) and for $3 per hour at UCSF Medical Garage (Irving St. near 3rd Ave.)
- Golden Gate Park has a large number of bicycle lanes, so make sure to be aware of cyclists while driving and parking in the Park.
de Young Museum general phone number: (415) 750-3600