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Address: South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: 336-722-6504
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Peace and quiet are good for the soul!

God's Acre, a part of the old village of Salem, is the unique burial ground of Winston-Salem Moravians. Here, all are equal and laid to rest in the order in which they die. Man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

God's Acre, a part of the old village of Salem, is the unique burial ground of Winston-Salem Moravians. Here, all are equal and laid to rest in the order in which they die. Man and women have their separate areas. It's not a place to romp and frolic but rather a place for meditation and contemplation. Immaculately cared forby the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Discovering that the reason Moravian graveyards are all distinctively alike - beautiful in their sameness - is a blessing to the heart and the brain. Conforming to the belief that "we are all equal in the sight of God" Moravians designed the policy and practice of their graveyards in the sense that all gravestones are alike in size and shape.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A beautiful sunny day and a nice place to walk. As you walk through, you see all the gravestone. Each one looks the same. No one is different in death. You will notice something different that other graveyards. The Moravians here are buried by "choirs ". This means you are busted by age chiles/adult, male /female, married/ single. This is... More 

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Wilmington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love old cemeteries and this one is very historic and very unique. but to enjoy it you need to take a tour of the brothers house and listen to the history of the Moravian Church.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting cemetery in Winston-Salem. This Moravian burial site is so very peaceful. It's simplistic beauty is just the Moravian way and it's lovely. Read some history of God's Acre before you go - and then marvel in what you see. The age of the markers are stunning - first marker/burial took place in 1771. It's so interesting to learn... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very beautiful to behold...so worth it to go for a walk around in Old Salem and to see this site. Never fails to impress me.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My favorite time to visit gods acre is the weekend BEFORE Easter when Moravians are out in great numbers scrubbing the graves and tidying the flowers in preparation for the Easter morning festivities. Don't miss is when you're visiting Old Salem.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Moravians of Old Salem had some interesting customs, and among them are their burial practices. People are buried with their "choir"--the people closest to them in age and gender. They are buried neatly, in chronological order, with none of the ornament or extravagance of other cemeteries. It's a lovely stroll, although I honestly found the folks on Segways distracting.... More 

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KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went through on a Segway Tour, and was impressed with the history of God's Acre. Quite and well kept. Next to this is a cemetery with graves of prominent people of Winston-Salem.

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Summerfield NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is such a peaceful place to visit. My family and I enjoy walking around reading the headstones to get a feel for the life these folks had in the 1800's. This makes me appreciate our modern life. I would recommend visiting just for a de-stress session and make peace with your soul.

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