About Lancaster

Welcome to the official website for Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Lancaster was incorporated in 1653, making it the oldest town in Worcester County. Today, Lancaster retains a sense of history with old houses scattered throughout the community and a church designed by Charles Bulfinch on the town green. Home to Atlantic Union College, apple orchards, farms, historic sites, ponds, and parks, Lancaster is a wonderful place to live and work.

Lancaster is located in North Central Massachusetts on Routes 2 and I-190, and is close to Route 495. Large tracts of land are still available off of Route 2 as this area is just now beginning to be developed.

The State of Massachusetts provides a page about Lancaster that contains many useful links as part of its Commonwealth Communities section.

Photos Needed: Do you have any photos of Lancaster or of events that occurred in Lancaster in 2017? We'd love to put them in the 2017 Annual Town Report. We're especially looking for photos that show Lancaster residents in action. Please email photos to the Town Clerk's Office at townclerk@lancasterma.net.