Miss Ada’s Mercantile
This nineteenth century Victorian era reproduction building is a working “general store”. Inside are period clothing items, antiques and other necessaries” that might have been available in the 1800’s.
The building was constructed from pines cut from up on the mountain. Special items of interest at the mercantile are an 1800’s buggy and a Studebaker Cotton Wagon. The wagon belonged to Chris’ g-grandfather. It was purchased new after the war and was used on the farm to transport cotton. The buggy and wagon were restored by Gary, Chris’s dad.
The Mercantile is open for business the weekend of the annual civil war reenactment each May, and for special occasions, such as weddings, luncheons, Christmas tours, and by appointment.
- Homemade goods, eggs, soups, matches, candles, handmade soap and candles, and store bought hard candy are among some of the items found in Miss Ada’s Mercantile during the annual reenactment. Other items for sale include: antique silver, dishes, lamps, lanterns, wooden toy guns, hand made dresses, hats, purses, Victorian shoes, Victorian jewelry, colonial era prints and more.
- Home cookin’ the ole’ fashioned way – over an open fire – is demonstrated by using real lard, hand churned butter, and fresh pork – right after hog killin’ time.