Johnston County Heritage Center is hosting a ghost walk through Riverside Cemetery, at Front and Church Streets, in Smithfield, on Thursday, October 27th, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students in K-8. Children under 5 are admitted for free. There’s no preregistration. First-come, first-served.
Tours starts from beside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and last approximately 30 minutes. They’ll run through 9 p.m.
Fall is looking great around the Triangle, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, as well as our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes! We have also put together a big list of Halloween events and Trick or Treat events!
You’ll be guided through Smithfield’s historic Riverside Cemetery, where you’ll hear some voices from the past.
This year’s cast of characters:
- John O’Neal, a Colonial pioneer settler who led an unsuccessful resurrection
- Phereby Thomson, wife of two of Smithfield’s most prominent men of the early 19th century
- William A. Smith, Planter-politician who was a pro-Union leader during the Civil War
- Martin Luther Wilson, longtime principal of Richard B. Harrison High School in Selma
- Elreta Melton Alexander, Smithfield native who became North Carolina’s first African-American female attorney and judge
- William Ragsdale, Civil engineer whose discovery of unusual flora and fauna in northern Johnston County led to the Flower Hill Nature Preserve
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