James Country Mercantile started life in 1985 as James Country Muzzleloading right in the heart of the area which bred and nurtured Frank and Jesse James. James Country Mercantile is now one of the largest sutleries in existence, offering a full line of historically accurate goods, custom sewing, research, consultation, and associated services.So, just what can you expect from James Country Mercantile? We outfit the 1800s Living Historian from head to foot, outside and underneath! Lady (even shady!) or Gentleman, Civilian or Soldier, Union or Confederate, Lawman or Outlaw, we have your needs. We'll help you establish camp, cook your grub, get your gun and keep it shooting, and generally spruce up your impression.
Our historically oriented seamstresses not only keep a full line of mid-19th century clothing and uniforms ready-made, but we can custom make to your specifications and size.
If you're handy with needle and thread, we carry hundreds of patterns of historic clothing, plus the research books needed to help you do it correctly.
Are you doing research? We have books on every aspect of mid-19th century life, both military and civilian. If you want to know the history or study what "they" did, we can help. Our cassette tapes and CD's let you listen to "their" music while you read.
If you need help fine tuning your impression, we've served as historical consultant to numerous artists, authors, Historic Sites and individual reenactors -- if we don't know the answer we know where to find it!
We can arm the settler, solider or gunny with historically accurate firearms and a full line of cleaning accessories is always on hand. Del is an expert gunsmith and does some custom work.
The small things which can make or break an historical impression are not forgotten at James Country. From tinware to toothbrushes, buttons to brooms, we have whatever you need to create the impression you desire. Our goods are the most historically accurate and highest quality available.
Whether you are a serious and experienced Living Historian, a raw newcomer, or somewhere in-between, James Country Mercantile is your supply and information source.
Again, thanks for coming in! Browse around our online store a while, look us over, find what you need (or email if you can't find it!) and let us know how we can serve you.
Located just north of the Historic Square downtown:
111 N. Main St.
Liberty, MO. 64068
We invite you to visit our full retail location, as we have many items in the store that do not travel to the field! Our store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. If you are planning to visit us on a Friday or Saturday, please call ahead --we do sometimes close the store in order to attend outdoor events. It's rare, but it does sometimes happen. If the store will be closed, we always put it on the phone message.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.