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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
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Louisville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There is a lovely sunrise service held every Easter here. The crowd can be quite large and it starts really early but is a peaceful display of fellowship and well worth the experience.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Seeing the head stone from years ago was really interesting. It really made me wonder how they were created.

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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is actually right next to Old Salem and a must see. My Dad and Grandmother as well as many friends are laid to rest in God's Acre. It is the most beautiful sight Easter Sunday. All the grave stones are alike and laid in the ground. It is where the huge Sunrise Service on Easter morning is held every... More

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