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Address: South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: 336-722-6504
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A Beautiful and Sacred Testimony of Love.

God’s Acre is the perfect name for this cemetery. Before you walk under the arched entrance your spirit starts to prepare itself for reflection, meditation and prayer. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

God’s Acre is the perfect name for this cemetery. Before you walk under the arched entrance your spirit starts to prepare itself for reflection, meditation and prayer. The headstones lay like God has embroidered pillows that mark a place for a loved one to come and find rest. These acres are a beautiful and sacred testimony of love.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I actually go to Salem College so I get to look at this when I have classes. It's a beautiful, well maintained cemetery. I love visiting it because it's very peaceful. If you go to Old Salem then you need to go here!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have attended Easter Sunrise Services half a dozen times at this beautiful place. This year was the 243rd. consecutive Easter Sunday Celebration. It is usually chilly, crowded, and parking is hard to find, but all the hardship is well worth the spiritual fulfillment as the Sum comes up and the minister declares "The Lord is Risen"

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Lexington, NC
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a beautiful serene place. Walking thru is so refreshing and peaceful. I hope to attend one of their Easter Sunrise Services. Walking thru here is like a walk thru time. Just go and you will see what I mean, This is truly one of W-S most historical graveyards.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The peaceful setting makes a walk through history makes for a meaningful experience. Visit the adjacent cemetery as well.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Moravians bury their dead under flat white headstones, engraved with the person's name, birth and death dates, and a Bible verse or hymn phrase. The uniformity of the headstones signifies the equality of all people in death. Moravians clean the gravestones and place flowers on all the graves for Easter. It is a beautiful sight. At other times of the... More 

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stratford upon avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited on Easter Saturday when all the grave had been decorated with flowers, what a beautiful site. the site for the graveyard was selected in April 1766, and the avenue bordering the graveyard was laid out in 1770, the first body was to be buried was John Birkenhead in 177, he was one of the eight men who first... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the visit to God's Acre, a Moravian Cemetery in Old Salem. The history and tradition is very interesting: To this day, the Moravians bury their dead not in families, but chronologically, segregated by gender, age and marital status--reflecting how they worship. All the graves are the same showing that in death all are equal -- with none... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The simple grave markers arranged chronologically and separated by gender and marital status, as are the choirs in the church for the living, is unique to the Moravians and was very intriguing.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A cemetery probably isn't what most people think about as a tourist attraction, but this cemetery is worth a visit, particularly as part of a visit to Old Salem. It is a beautiful, peaceful spot, and it is very interesting to observe the progression of memorials through time. A great spot for a quiet, contemplative stroll.

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