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
Caddycorner to junction of HWYS 177 & 56, right on the Santa Fe Trail!
Town founder Seth Hays, a grandson of Daniel Boone and cousin of Kit Carson, opened the Hays House in 1857. Over the years, the Hays House was a gathering place for church services, court trials, bawdy theatricals and politicians\'
With its foundation laid in Kansas Territory, the Terwilliger Home was built alongside the famed Santa Fe Trail as Kansas became the 34th state.
Built by Abraham and Mary Rawlinson in 1860-61, this stone home was the last house freighters passed going West when leaving Council Grove as late as 18
This rambling, two-story brick building began in 1867 as a 3-room cottage and blacksmith shop. Today, the handsome gazebo-style porches are favorite gathering places for guests and the historic hotel is a restored showcase of unique Victorian charm. From "Aunt Minnie's Room" to the "Bridal Chamber"
This imposing, 76-foot-long native stone barn was built into the bank of a hill in 1871 on land owned by the town's founder, Seth Hays. It's the only structure remaining from the Morris County Poor Farm, which existed here from 1889-1945.