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God's Acre

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

when in old salem , gods acre is a must see. And if ever in town at Easter , should attend the exhilarating and beautiful sunrise service .Travelers come from many states to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

when in old salem , gods acre is a must see. And if ever in town at Easter , should attend the exhilarating and beautiful sunrise service .Travelers come from many states to attend and the Moravian bands play . The cemetery is beautiful and peaceful spot .

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Moravian cemetery, with identical headstones for all interred there. It's a nice piece of continuing history.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was nice to revisit the final resting place of my mom and dad. Order is the key to these holy grounds, Moravian.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's interesting to meander through this cemetery. There are a lot of really old graves, and it's neat to see names that are recognizable in Winston even today. Great chance to examine some of the city's history.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit. Interesting to learn about the Moravian customs and choirs. Fun looking a various grave markings and finding neat trivia questions...what husband and wife are buried next to each other...find the first Salem School teacher's grave...

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moravians bury their dead by "choirs," such as men, women, children, and they are buried chronologically rather than in family plots. All markers are flat, white stones, with names and dates and possibly a Bible verse or words relating to the individual. At Easter, local Moravian church members clean the tombstones and family members adorn them with colorful flowers. The... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in history this is a major find. There are more than one of these, I have been to the one in Bethania, which is smaller than the pics I see here and is a bit of a hike to get to.

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

I recently had the opportunity to visit God's Acre. The property is so neatly mowed and some of the burial plots date back so many years that it sends your mind in a whirlwind. This place is so amazing and if you have ever watched the movie or read the book, The Stoning you feel like you are a part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grew up in the area, woke up to the Moravian band playing on the corner, it is a truly a spiritual experience to be at the Sunrise service and take the walk to the cemetery. For the family members and volunteers it is a long time tradition to wash the head stone. So thanks to you all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited by day, but most fun was the haunted history tour in October, although I think these are year round.

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