Visit the WardMaps Retail Store!
1735 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
A Few Words About Visiting our Shop in the time of COVID-19:
When are we open? For November and December 2020, we are open every day from noon to 5pm. We are open the day after Thanksgiving. We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
What are we doing to protect our customers? We are following all federal, state, and city mandated/recommended procedures, including, but not limited to, regular cleaning, social distancing, and wearing of masks. We have clear plastic to separate guests checking out from our staff working at the counter. All staff and visitors must wear a mask while in our shop.
What about the capacity of our shop? Current state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions limit the capacity of our shop to a maximum of five customers at once. Due to these capacity restrictions, on weekends, there can be a short line of visitors waiting outside our shop. To avoid waiting in line, we recommend visiting us during the week, when we typically do not see a line form, or ordering online. Save a wait in line, order online!
What is the best way to contact us? Email. Email. Email. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We monitor that consistently and reply typically same day. Our in-store staff (typically one person at a time right now) often does not have the time to adequately address phone inquiries while simultaneously assisting customers in person and fulfilling online orders. Our email is email@example.com.
Hours (Revised October 4, 2020)
Closed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.
Directions to Our Shop
Public Transportation: We are a 5 minute walk from the Porter MBTA Red Line subway/commuter rail station. Take the main entrance up to the street. At the top of the escalators, go left out the doors and walk along Massachusetts Avenue towards Harvard Square / Boston.The WardMaps store is on the left side of the street. MBTA buses 77 and 96 stop on Massachusetts Ave within a block of the store. We are a 15-20 minute walk from Harvard Square and a 5 minute bus ride on the 77 or 96 from Harvard station. The WardMaps store will be on the right if coming from Harvard Square on the bus.
By Car (Large trucks are not permitted on this route): From the North or South take I93 to downtown Boston. Take exit for Storrow Drive. From the West take I90 to Cambridge Exit and left onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive and take the exit for Harvard Square. At top of ramp take right and proceed straight on JFK Street through Harvard Square. JFK Street becomes Massachusetts Avenue. The store will be on the right after the Gulf Gas Station.
By Truck or Large Vehicle: From the North or South take I93 to downtown Boston. From the West take I90 to downtown Boston and to I93 North. From I93 North or South, take exit for Storrow Drive / Leverett Circle. Follow signs to MA route 28 North and Cambridge. Head past Museum of Science along MA route 28 North. Soon after passing the museum take left side of large fork in road onto Cambridge Street. Follow Cambridge Street until road passes into a tunnel under Harvard University. Take right most lane out of the tunnel to end up on Massachusetts Avenue heading North. The store will be on the right just after Junior's Gas Station.
Parking: Parking meters are readily available all along Massachusetts Avenue.
About Our Store
We are located next to Boston in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard and MIT. We are situated between Harvard and Lesley University. We are purveyors of antique maps, museum quality reproduction maps, cartographic gifts and vintage transit memorabilia. We have been dealing in late 19th and early 20th century maps for over a decade. The WardMaps store features thousands of authentic antique maps of local neighborhoods of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. We also carry an extensive collection of 19th century antique world, continent, country, and city maps from around the world. WardMaps is the official merchandise developer for Boston's MBTA. The store features hundreds of MBTA gifts all in one place. As well, the store is stocked with authentic vintage transit roll signs, maps, antique subway station signs and other rare pieces of transit history.