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God's Acre

South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
336-722-6504
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This may be the oddest thing I've ever reviewed, but I frequently walk through this cemetary when I have free time at lunch. It's very peaceful. A sign tells you that Moravians worship in "circles". You join a circle, you pray with that circle, instead of with your family. Men are in different ones than women. When you die, you're... More

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Newland, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You seem to get a sense of peace when you visit this cemetary, and it is beautifully kept. We have friends who are resting here. All graves are marked, exactly the same way, and all people are considered the same.

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Stokesdale, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great place to stroll in peace and tranquility. The lives of all the past Moravians here in a final resting place seems the perfect conclusion to a trip to Old Salem. I am sure many people visiting Old Salem are unaware of this quiet corner tucked away on a side street.

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NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place is worth walking or taking a run through. It is very calming. It was also interesting looking at the grave stones . It is so well kept and respectful to the deceased and their families.

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boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is an unusual and beautiful graveyard - uplifting, oddly enough. If you've walked through Old Salem, this seems like a fitting part of that.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I like cemeteries. This one did not disappoint. Spread out was a neat philosophy of how to approach life, and death. All the neat and uniform headstones - we were looking for the people who had come from Europe and it was interesting to see where the original Moravians, and the converts along the way, had come from. Easy location... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

God's Acre wasn't even on our Old Salem map, but the lady at the Visitor's Center suggested it, and we're glad she did. Not having families buried together was new to us, but it demonstrated the influence and practices of the Moravian church. The graveyard is beautiful, as photos show, but spend time reading the gravestones, most with Scriptural quotes,... More

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Louisville, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is very neat to see. So many gravestones old and new. It was really interesting to learn how people in the cemetery are divided up. All the headstones are the same shape and size but many have different embellishments.

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north carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very meaningful. Starts very early and continues through sunrise.at Gods Acre. A hallmark of Winston-Salem heritage

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Bedford, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very nice I had never heard of the Morevian Church Our guide was very good. We toured the church and was told about how they built an addition over the graves of some of the people and how they have been preserved them was very interesting.

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