Take A Sunset Tour Of The Thomas Hill Standpipe This Wednesday
The next tour is coming up this Wednesday, July 19th.
According to the Bangor Water District Facebook Page, this season's tour will be a little later than most of the other tours they offer during the year.
This one will take place between 4 PM and 8 PM, theoretically, in time for you to witness part the sunset that evening.
"The Thomas Hill Standpipe is an operating water storage tank that was built in 1897 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The promenade deck is accessible via a 100-step enclosed staircase and offers panoramic views of Bangor and the surrounding areas."
Folks should note, however, that this is a facility that is still in use, so there are some rules when making the trek to the top.
"Because Thomas Hill Standpipe is still in use as a water storage tank, we ask that folks refrain from smoking and that food, beverages, and pets not be taken inside. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult."
Because of its amazing views, and because sunsets are often thought of as romantic, the Standpipe landed on a list of one of the top 3 places, in Maine, for folks to pop the question. So you might just see more than a sparkling sunset when you make your way to the top of the building.