Shirley is a city in Central Massachusetts. The town was named for former Governor William Shirley. The town was settled in 1720 and incorporated in 1775.
Route 2 West to Exit 38B (Route 110 / 111), 37B (Fort Devens) or 36 (Shirley Road)
Commuter Rail (Fitchburg Line) West to Shirley Station (Zone 8)
Not much public transit, need a car to get around.
- Shirley Common – the public space where many summer festivals and town events occur.
- First Parish Meeting House – On the Shirley Common. The building was built in 1773 moved to its current location in 1851.
- Old Town Hall – Also on the Shirley Common next to First Parish Meeting House.
- Center Cemetery – Across from Shirley Common.
- Lake Shirley
- Bull Run
- Shirley Shaker Village, Harvard Road, Phone: 978-425-9328,
- Old Firehouse
- Shirley Historical Society Museum at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building. 182 Center Road.  Museum Hours: Most Saturday's 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Special appointments are also possible.
- Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way, Phone: 978-425-2620, .