The Thomas Hill Standpipe will open the public four times in 2023.

Dates are set for tours of a Bangor landmark. The Thomas Hill Standpipe will open to the public four times, oncer per-season, in 2023. Standpipe tours give visitors a rare opportunity to climb to the top of the historic structure for a stunning 360-degree view of Bangor, and beyond.

2023 Thomas Hill Standpipe Tours:

  • May 17 - Spring Tour - 3-6 PM
  • July 19 - Summer Tour - 4-8 PM
  • October 4 - Fall Tour - 3-6 PM
  • December 11 - Winter Tour - 3-6 PM

The tours are free of charge. It should be noted the standpipe is not handicap accessible, with 100 stairs leading to the promenade deck.

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The standpipe was built in 1897 and is designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. The standpipe's iron water tank holds 1,500,000 gallons of water.

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