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 striking statue, depicting a pioneer mother with two children, pays tribute to the sturdy women of covered wagon days. The 10-feet-tall figure is made of pink Algonite stone and was erected in 1928
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.
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
The town founder, Seth Hays, built this home in 1867. His slave, Aunt Sally, lived in the basement and cared for Hays and his adopted daughter, Kittie Robbins, until her death in 1872. Hays died a year later, February 3, 1873