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Golden Gait Mercantile

421 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
+1 707-786-4891
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Grand experience

This place is a grand experience all by itself! It is a trip into the past. It feels like a real... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
D P
,
Castle Rock, Washington
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Unquie store that is a step back in time

This shop is one of my favourite shops of all times and I make the time to go to it everytime I am... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Dominquie
,
Croft, United Kingdom
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Experience the enchantment of days gone by. Classic general store brimming with hard-to-find heirloom wares revives treasured memories. In the redwood empire on California’s north coast, the Victorian Village Ferndale.
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421 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a grand experience all by itself! It is a trip into the past. It feels like a real old fashioned mercantile. They offer everything right down to spats and vintage gloves. Foods and goodies from all over the world. Cajun pralines to...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This shop is one of my favourite shops of all times and I make the time to go to it everytime I am back in Humboldt County. This shop is like going back in time back to the turn of the century with glass display...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely check out the upstairs of this great little shop. They have a few display areas that show what the mercantile would have looked like when it first opened. Sewing notions, pharmacy, market, etc. It's very interesting and entertaining for the younger generations.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I adore this store, the smell still takes me back to my childhood! Every time I go home for a family visit, this store is a must see! I have loved this mercantile since I was a kid, and boy has it changed over time...More

1  Thank Cristina U
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I always take visitors to this store - must not miss it. They have so many unusual items and I never go there without buying something even if candy is the only thing I buy. They have some unusual and delicious old fashioned candy items...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This Mercantile store is a throwback to earlier times. The owner carries a little bit of everything she was very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Jean Ann L
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

A stroll around this store was a treat of old fashioned variety. We didn’t really need anything but did buy a tin of Altoids Curiously Strong Mints. The amusement stayed with us along our road trip for as long as the tin of mints lasted....More

1  Thank Lavarcham
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

A trip to Victorian Ferndale would not be complete without a visit to the Mercantile. check out the mini- museum upstairs, check out the antiques scattered throughout the store, and treat yourself to some horehound candies and dirt soda. The only thing is, there is...More

1  Thank SoCalbusywoman
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you are looking for interesting items this is the place to shop. Some of the candy brands date back at least 50 years. Interesting local items, jewelry, food items and trinkets. The upstairs has museum like displays of Victorian era stores. I could spend...More

1  Thank kzzrz
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Antiques, vintage, new items and fun old brands of candy. Two story building filled with unique items. Upstairs is a mini museum of Victorian times. Definitely a stop back in time.

2  Thank Soiled
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