1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  4. Town Hall Hours
  1. Senior Flu Clinic

    The Carlisle Board of Health will be holding a drive-through senior flu vaccination clinic (65+) on Friday, October 1st, 2021 Read on...
  2. Carlisle Governance Task Force Introductory

    We want to hear from you. Read on...
  3. Face Masks Required For All Indoor Public Spaces

    Per the Order of the Carlisle Select Board and the Carlisle Board of Health face masks will be required for indoor public spaces effective September 1, 2021. Read on...
  4. Now's Your Chance to Participate!

    On Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm, the Carlisle Master Plan Steering Committee will host a Community Forum Read on...
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Welcome to the Official Website for the 

Town of Carlisle


The purpose of this website is to provide information about your community, library, government, and school activities. This is a community endeavor, all are invited to collaborate. Your contributions and suggestions are welcomed.

The Town of Carlisle is a predominantly residential community located approximately 22 miles northwest of Boston. Once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau, Carlisle is still a rural community with over 30% of the land permanently protected open space. Carlisle residents enjoy the rural charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, fields farmed for generations, and unspoiled woods. The incorporation of Carlisle was a long and arduous process taking 72 years. The first recorded intention of incorporation was in 1732. In 1754 the District of Carlisle was approved by the Massachusetts General Court and existed for two years, five months, and 17 days before it was dissolved. In 1780 a new, larger, District of Carlisle was approved. Finally, in 1805, the Incorporation of the Town of Carlisle was approved.

The visual characteristics, combined with its geographical location and the commitment of its residents to providing a quality education for Carlisle children, make this community highly desirable.

For information about the banner photographs used for the web site, click here.