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Historical Ghost Walk

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 to 9 pm, the Heritage Center's 13th annual Ghost Walk will be held in Smithfield's Riverside Cemetery. This guided tour allows small groups of visitors to meet five fascinating personalities from Johnston County's past--physician/politician/military leader Dr. Calvin Jones; 18th century river boatman; World War I Harlem Hellfighter Private Hubert Banks; "Hello Girl" (telephone operator) Miss Blanche Mitchener; and Mrs. B. B. (Florence) Adams, Johnston County Red Cross organizer during World War I. After the cemetery tour, guests can enjoy refreshments in the historic Hastings House. 

Admission fee, $3 for adults and $2 for students in grades K-12.

No advance ticket sales - tours offered on a first-come-first-served basis. 

This event is sponsored in part by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau and is presented in collaboration with the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation. 


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