The mission of the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store is to inform and educate people about the history, service, goals, and initiatives of Little League® Baseball and Softball.
This has been achieved by obtaining and curating artifacts and archival materials from the world’s largest organized youth sports program, and carefully presenting them in a way that is both informative and entertaining.
Hundreds of these artifacts on display are organized for research and educational purposes, and are used in exhibits to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Thousands more are curated in the archives of the museum.
The Little League Baseball® Museum originally opened in 1982. Each year since then, it has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors.
The museum was closed for a complete renovation from September 1, 2012 until June 6, 2013. As a result, the World of Little League Museum was transformed into one of the world’s finest sports institutions. Its re-opening kicked off a 14-month celebration of Little League’s 75th Anniversary.