BOSTON – The National Park Service is moving its Boston information center to a larger and more prominent location on the ground floor of historic Faneuil Hall.

Superintendent Cassius Cash said in a statement Monday that funds have been allocated to move the center out of its current location near the Old Statehouse to the space about two blocks away. He said the move will allow rangers to better inform visitors of the historic sites the city has to offer and “strengthen the region’s position as a leader in cultural tourism.”

The 7,400-square foot facility will include exhibits, an audio visual orientation program, handicapped-accessible restrooms, and a bookstore. It is expected to open in late 2011.

The site is near the Freedom Trail, close to major subway and bus lines, water transportation and parking garages.