Since 1981, the Downtown Carlisle Association has been striving to enhance the civic, cultural and economic vitality of the entire community – retail, service, academic, government and industry. Carlisle has the distinction of being one of the longest, continuous running Main Street based programs in the Commonwealth.
If you’ve never been, we encourage you to visit Carlisle, PA. Our historic charm is enhanced by our modern art district, our antique mall and showrooms, our restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world, our breweries and wine bars and our gift shops, unique apparel and secondhand stores.
Our town is similar to other small towns, with one exception: the incredible, friendly community who live and work and play here. With oversight from a community-based volunteer board of directors, regional liaisons, volunteers, and borough leadership, the DCA provides an array of programs dedicated to achieving the common goals of Carlisle and making it a wonderful place for visitors, new residents and life-long locals.