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 busses 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 station 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 / Leveret 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 after the Gulf Gas Station.
Parking: Parking meters on Massachusetts Ave in front of the store.
About The WardMaps Store: We are located next to Boston in historic Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of Harvard and MIT. We are situated between Harvard and Lesley University between our fabulous neighbors, Best Of Boston Gift Shop Abodeon and Irish Imports.
We are purveyors of antique maps, museum quality reproduction maps, customizable cartographic gifts and vintage transit memorabilia.
We have been dealing in late 19th and early 20th century maps for a decade. The WardMaps store features thousands of authentic antique maps of local neighborhoods of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville as well as North American and European cities. We also carry an extensive collection of 19th century antique world, continent and country 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.
The Wardmaps store also
features customizable gifts including messenger bags, hand bags, sketch books, mouse pads, coasters, puzzles, mugs, greeting cards and serving trays, all featuring antique maps from our collection. We also offer custom matting and framing as well as custom printing of any image onto our products.
Our store also features many unique creations, art and t-shirts by local artists and craftspeople. We also carry an extensive selection of products from our brother company Boston Coasters.
The WardMaps store is one of many antiques and vintage retailers on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Visit vintagemassave.com for links to our neighbors!
Our retail store features many products not available on our website. Scroll down for more.
What will you find at the WardMaps Store?
Antique Maps We stock thousands of authentic antique 19th and early 20th century maps of Cities, States, Countries, Continents and the World. Included in our every-changing collection are antique maps of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, New York City, Philadelphia and many more locales. Our in-store selection of antique maps includes those from our partners including: The Map Man of Newton, MA
Community Heritage Maps of Newton, MA
International Poster Gallery of Newbury Street, Boston, MA
The Sullivan Collection of Boston, MA
Our store has a regular stock of our high-quality map reproductions. Many local towns are always available while any map from our website can be printed on demand and available in short order. Want to see a reproduction in person, or compare the sizes? All sizes and paper styles are available for review Need something right away? Order online and then pick up your map in our store! Just choose the Pick-Up option when adding a map to the online shopping cart.
We offer a variety of framing styles for our antique maps and reproduction prints. All frame styles are on display.
Vintage Transit Memorabilia
Our collection of antique urban transit and railroad memorabilia includes decommissioned subway station signs, vintage trolley rollsigns, authentic transit route maps and more!
Ork Screen Prints
by Chicago artist Jenny Beorkrem
In her own words: "A screen print is made using a stencil process in which the print's image is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen. Ink is then squeegeed through the screen onto the paper. The ink on the prints is thick enough to see a slight bit of depth (and can be felt), whereas on the professionally printed posters, the ink soaks into the paper and is flat."
We regularly stock Ork screen prints of the following cities:
New York City
Tote bags featuring local and world cities designed and manufactured by our cartographer friend in Brooklyn, NYC. We also feature wine totes by MapTotes.
National Geographic Wall Maps
We carry current wall maps produced by National Geographic. These highly detailed wall maps of the World or just the United States are available in various sizes and styles. Our largest World map is over 9 Feet Wide and over 6 Feet Tall!
Transit Map Shower Curtains
New York City MTA
Washington DC Metro
Boston Coasters is our brother brand that features artwork by local and emerging artists. Similar to WardMaps, Boston Coasters prints the artwork onto a selection of functional gifts. We always stock a large selection of products in our retail store including coasters, serving trays, mouse pads, mugs, various types of books, various styles of bags, and much more. Click here to browse the entire BostonCoasters collection online