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God's Acre

South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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51 reviews 51 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
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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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The simplicity of this graveyard is what makes it so stunning. I love that all of the gravestones are the same - no matter male or female or what that person's status may have been while they were alive. This was definitely a highlight of our visit to Old Salem. We enjoyed walking around the serene grounds reading the inscriptions... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Opens one up to how Moravians view their life on earth and the beyond. Like no other cemetery I have seen.

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Corrales, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I loved visiting this very old cemetery. It dates back to the 1700's. It is divided into male, female, boys and girls. Very interesting to look at the VERY old dates.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Largest and oldest sunrise service in the US. Beautiful Moravian Easter service. Hundreds of band members play antiphonally. Beautiful, sacred area that is well maintained year round.

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