Golden Gait Mercantile is America's favorite General Store! Your shopping destination, offering unique products and gourmet foods, in the historic town of Ferndale located in the Heart of the California Redwoods.
Tucked away between the California Redwoods and Humboldt Bay, the Victorian Village of Ferndale is a magical town that blends the best of the past and the present, all amidst the backdrop of Northern California's magnificent Lost Coast. Visitors come here for our fantastically preserved Victorian era architecture and stunning coastal scenery.
50 years and counting! The Golden Gait Mercantile is a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists.
Marlin and Sandra Mesman opened the doors to the Golden Gait Mercantile in 1972. In 2014, John and Julie Kreitzer became the new proprietors to carry the popular tradition on Main Street.
Today, the Golden Gait Mercantile continues to be a remembered shop on Main Street!