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Address: South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: 336-722-6504
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Inspirational

Walking through this cemetery and reading about the practices of the early settlers in this region reminded me of the sacrifice and faithfulness of God's followers here... read more

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking through this cemetery and reading about the practices of the early settlers in this region reminded me of the sacrifice and faithfulness of God's followers here. Inspiring.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 1771 Moravian graveyard is near Salem College and is is used by the Salem congregation. Men women and children are all buried separately similar to the 'choir system' and in chronological order. There is nothing to differentiate the rich from the poor, all the gravesites are the same. Many had a Bible verses on the stone. The Saturday before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful cemetery, but besides that, the story of how the Moravians were buried is incredibly interesting to learn about.

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Winston Salem, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy walking in a graveyard and reading inscriptions. God's Acre, being Moravian doesn't have any of the traditional cemetery statues and carvings but it is very peaceful. And, at its side is Salem Cemetery which has loads of interesting graves and carvings and decoration. And, if you ride a bicycle from the bottom of E. Salem Ave (at the... More 

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Winston Salem, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't wax-on and on about cemeteries. They are intimate reflections of those buried there. This cemetery, and there are "God's Acres" wherever there is a Moravian congregation, follows the Moravian tradition of burying women and men in separate sections, which some find "different," but who is worthy to judge. At Easter, congregants scrub, with brushes, and a special solution,... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not exactly sure why God's Acre is listed separately from Old Salem, as it is the cemetery used continuously by Moravians since Salem was settled. It's beautiful any time of year, and is half of the very moving Easter Sunrise service at Old Salem. It is a particularly interesting cemetery in that it demonstrates the choir system (single brothers/sisters,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When visiting Old Salem a walk through God's Acre should certainly be included. It provides a time for quiet reflection away from the sights and sounds of the city.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a Moravian cemetery and different from the expected types of cemetaries with large monmuments. The moravians have a simple square and separate the men and women in the old days. It's especially worth worthwhile to attend the Easter sunrise service and enjoy the wonderful music of the bands playing all around then converging at the cemetary for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I have never seen a cemetery with horizontal grave stones. Beautifully planned and maintained. easy walking access from Village

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Winter Park, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice cemetery. The pics show tree shaded section, while another bigger section is starkly open without trees. There's a seperate cemetery right next door...more traditional in upright headstones and goes back into 1800s. Also tons of marure trees. The road throughout this one is very narrow. Both are worth the respectful tour though...

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