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An Award-Winning Experience

See history as it gets made.

“One of the greatest sports museums in the world.” -

Since 1884

See History in the Making

We’ve been making baseball bats since 1884, when 17 year-old Bud Hillerich crafted the company’s first bat for a local superstar hitter.

Over 125 years later, the Hillerich family still owns the business, honored to serve every customer — taking pride in every bat produced for the pros. 

Take your baseball knowledge to another level with our exciting factory tour experience! Our world-famous tour begins with a thrilling movie that transports you to the forests and mills — where every Louisville Slugger bat begins.

After that, walk through the heart of our factory production line and get a behind-the-scenes scoop on the bat-making process; including the creation of our fan favorite mini-bats.

At the end of the tour, you’ll get a free souvenir mini bat in a gallery showcasing quotes about Louisville Slugger from superstars; featuring Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, and “Cool Papa” Bell.

Get ready to smell the wood, hear the sound of wood chips soaring, and learn about the history of an American icon. Plan your trip to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and experience how our factory tour knocks the excitement out of the park!

Louisville Slugger Museum - Factory Tour

1.8 Million Bats a Year

Our factory crafts about 3,000 full-sized bats daily. Made here, right before your eyes! 

12,000 Factory Tours a Year

Entertaining stories. Amazing machinery. Come watch the wood chips fly.

Bat Production Every Day

No matter when you visit, you’re guaranteed to see our factory in action!