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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 hidden gem

Simply a lively place, wife and I discovered old Salem for the first time and loved it. Very quiet, beautiful, and romantic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joe P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply a lively place, wife and I discovered old Salem for the first time and loved it. Very quiet, beautiful, and romantic.

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Thank Joe P
Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old, Moravian cemetery is interesting in both its organization and design. It is actually quite large, with well-maintained brick paths guiding you past rows and rows of flat, white gravestones dating back to 1771. Very different than most cemeteries in that families are not buried together due to the separation of men's and women's plots and the fact that... More 

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Thank raleightravels
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is right beside Old Salem. It is a Cemetery a very large one that deserves much respect it was nice visiting and being able to learn and teach my children about a new faith and culture. Thank You I highly recommend it Very beautiful. Located near the Moravian church.

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Thank C0dakane
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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461 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Winston Salem for more than 50 years. Even though I'm not of the Moravian Faith I have many friends who are, so I have visited the Sunrise Services at Home Moravian Church more times than I remember. The service always ends with the Sun Rising over God's Acre Cemetery and the crowd then mingles among the... More 

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Thank Frank d
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The cemetery is a short walk from Old Salem. The Moravian history is a huge part of WS and the beautiful cemetery is something visitors shouldn't miss. All headstones are the same and each person is buried in the "choir" according to role as unmarried man, married woman, etc. Easter SunriseService is not the only time one should visit.

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Thank Msdebeats
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We usually take visitors to our area for a trip through God's Acre when they come, then again it's only a few minutes from our house.

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Thank Brian F
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

That Moravian cemetery is unique and the reason for the significance of the stones all being the same is to show that we are all equally the same. Before every Easter, the families will scrub the stones white again to prepare for the resurrection day. This is a beautiful cemetery that is a must see if visiting Old Salem. Quiet... More 

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Thank Karen H
Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

God's Acre Cemetery is a wonderful place to take a quiet walk, enjoy the beauty (especially on a lovely Fall day) and reflect on the historic significance of the cemetery. Taken from the web site: This is God’s Acre near Winston-Salem, North Carolina. God’s Acre is the traditional name given to the cemeteries of those of the Moravian faith. All... More 

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Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Beautiful simplicity. Very easy stoll from Old Salem to this serene cemetery which dates back to 1771.

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Thank Suzanne S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I only gave this a 3 as we could not really walk around and look at the graves, which is what we wanted to do. It is quite a sight to see them, all flat on the ground and all alike, over such a broad area of ground. The Moravians believed in equality so no distinctions were made in the... More 

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