Visit the WardMaps Retail Store
1735 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
We Are Closed On:
New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
On Saturday May 29, 2021, all state and city-imposed COVID-19 restrictions that were placed on our business were lifted. Masks, social distancing, and temporary limited occupancy are no longer required. Thank you to everyone who visited us under the unprecedented conditions during 2020 and early 2021.
What is the best way to contact us? Email. Email. Email. Our email is email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via Public Transportation or By Foot: We are a 5-10 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. Our store will be on the left side of the street.
MBTA buses 77, 77A, and 96 stop on Massachusetts Ave within a block of the store.
We are a 15-20 minute walk from Harvard Square or a 5 minute bus ride on MBTA route 77, 77A, or 96 (direction towards Arlington) from Harvard Station. Our store will be on the right if coming from Harvard Square on the bus or by foot.
We are located between Harvard and Porter Squares along Massachusetts Avenue, which has a marked bicycle lane along that stretch.
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 Jr.'s 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 for Cars: Parking meters are readily available along Massachusetts Avenue in front of our shop. On Sundays, free on-street parking is available in the resident permit only areas of the side streets near our business.
Parking for Bicycles: There are multiple bicycle racks on our block in front of our shop.
About Our Shop:
We are located next to Boston in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard and MIT. We are situated directly 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 nearly two decades. The WardMaps retail store features thousands of authentic antique maps of local neighborhoods of cities local and far afield. We carry an extensive collection of 19th century antique world, continent, country, city maps, and transit from around the world. WardMaps LLC is the official merchandise developer for Boston's MBTA. Our store features hundreds of MBTA gifts all in one place.