Main Street Mercantile Antiques

Main Street Mercantile Antiques

204 W. Main Street
Council Grove KS 66846
Ph: 620-767-7405
Ph: 620-767-6862
Additional Information
Main Street Mercantile is an Antique Shop on the Santa Fe Trail in the charming and historic town of Council Grove, Kansas. We specialize in everything from Primitives to Retro. We shop around to bring you the best! Our customers squeal "OOOOHHHHMIIIIGOSH! I can't believe you have this!" You never know what you will find so come see us! Hours are Wed.-Saturday 10 to 5. Or open by appt. call 620 767 7405 (day) and Glinda for off hours at 620 767 6862. We'd love to have you visit our charming village. Council Grove is one of the hottest attractions in Kansas, located at the junction of HWYS 56 and 177. Our Main Street is the only Main Street located directly on the Santa Fe Trail. As you follow the Trail as best you can by car, you can see the ruts from several locations nearby. We have ALL the history of the Wild West for your enjoyment, the best in dining (my fave is Terwilliger House) with a large dose of history to go with it, and accommodations at The Cottage House with its elaborate Victorian Period furnishings. You will LOVE your stay in Council Grove!
Hours of Operation
Wed.-Sat. 10-5; Sunday 1-5; or call for appointment
Additional Directions
Caddycorner to junction of HWYS 177 & 56, right on the Santa Fe Trail!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Field School House

The one-room Field School, closed at the end of the 1945-46 school year, is remarkably well preserved. It was moved from its original site 8 miles south of Council Grove to Maple Camp in 1999

Council Grove, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Early Day Jail

Desperadoes, ruffians, robbers and horse thieves all "bunked" here in this early day calaboose (jail), built in 1849. It was said to be the only jail on the Santa Fe Trail at the time. Other Durland Park attractions:

Council Grove, KS Pioneer Life

Post Office Oak and Museum

This 300-year-old bur oak (just the trunk remains) served as the unofficial post office for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from 1825-1847. Passing caravans could leave messages for future travelers in a cache in the base of the tree. A stone building erected in 1864

Council Grove, KS Landmarks

Old Bell Monument

Perched high on a hill overlooking the town and Neosho River valley below, this bell was erected in 1866 to warn townsfolk of Indian raids. It also served as a school and church bell for nearly 30 years.

Council Grove, KS Monuments

Last Chance Store

Like its name warns, this store was once the "last chance" for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail to buy supplies for their journey to New Mexico. Built in 1857, the limestone structure is the oldest commercial building in Council Grove and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Council Grove, KS Pioneer History

Things to do near Council Grove, KS

Scripture Hill

Passengers on the northbound Santa Fe out of Arkansas City, Kansas, seeing for the first time the huge stone letters on the h...

Gronquist Residence

This home was originally a coach stop and inn in the 1870s and much later, bought and added onto by A.S. Allendorph, a well k...