Western KY Tornado Relief

Following the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky, we are joining the relief efforts by donating $1 from every admission ticket sold between Jan. 1-Jan. 31 to United Way Kentucky. We are proud of our community for pitching in during this tough time.

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Exhibits and Events

18th Annual Live Auction

Exhibits and Events
November 13th, 2021
  • 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Join Hunt Auctions at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for the 18th Annual Live Auction on Saturday, November 13th. Another thrill-filled day of bidding!

More than 500 lots of fascinating sports history are up for bid today. Highlights this year include a Ted Williams 1954 jersey, a signed Babe Ruth baseball, a game-used Lou Gehrig bat and a 1959 Muhammad Ali Golden Glove robe.

Bring in your sports memorabilia on Thursday, November 11th or Friday, November 12th between 9am - 4pm for FREE appraisals by Hunt Auctions.

The auction begins at 10:30 am EST on Saturday, November 13th, and is open to the public. 

What's Happening

Triumph & Tragedy: The Greatness of Jim Thorpe
July 8th 2021
Daily Through February 20th 2022

Triumph & Tragedy: The Greatness of Jim Thorpe

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Jim Thorpe signing a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., this exhibit explores the hardships of Thorpe's life, including how baseball was used to unfairly strip him of two gold medals he earned in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

The Best Black Baseball Team You've Never Heard Of
January 1st 2021
Daily Through December 31st 2022

The Best Black Baseball Team You've Never Heard Of

In a true Louisville, Kentucky mash-up - bourbon and baseball came together as Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory discovered the truth behind mysterious and fascinating photographs of a black baseball team that had been exceptional in its time but lost to history.

the Museum

  • 1.8M
    Bats a Year
    Made right here, right before your eyes.
  • 12K
    Fascinating Factory Tours a Year
    Entertaining stories. Amazing machinery. Come watch the wood chips fly.
  • 137
    Years of Making Bats
    The bats you see made today are swung by baseball’s best tomorrow.
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    Museum & Factory
    “One of the greatest sports museums in the world.” — forbes.com