About Town: Houghton Hall at The Legion of Honor


Beginning October 18th, The Legion of Honor will present Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House. The grand manor might look familiar as it is reminiscent of Highclere Castle on Downton Abbey. Houghton Hall was built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (Britain's first prime minister) in a Palladian style architecture to house his remarkable collection of old-master and 18th-century paintings, extraordinary tapestries and Roman antiquities. The exhibit will also include what promises to be an opportunity to view the estate's collection of 18th-century silver, Roman marble busts and other objects of great significance. Learn more, here.