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!
This tiny cave was the temporary home of an Italian hermit, Giovanni Maria Augustini, who lived here for a brief period in the spring of 1863. Later that year, the religious mystic left with a wagon train, walking the 500 miles to New Mexico.
This building houses the two-story Atkinson Log House, constructed in 1858 on Clark's Creek near Large Spring near Latimer, and moved to this site in 1996. It is one of the two oldest wooden structures known to remain in Morris County.
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
Legend has it that while patrolling the Santa Fe Trail with his famous 7th Cavalry Regiment, George Armstrong Custer camped under the huge elm that flourished at this site. The massive trunk is all that remains of this tree that measured more than 100 feet tall and 16 feet around. Custer bought 120