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Address: South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: +1 336-722-6504

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A quiet stroll through an old Moravian graveyard. The changing of the seasons made for a pretty back drop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quiet stroll through an old Moravian graveyard. The changing of the seasons made for a pretty back drop.

Thank cjbraddock
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great opportunity to learn about the Moravian culture in North Carolina. Would not recommend for little kids.

Thank Jahaira T
Windsor, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stones mixed with the fall colors was serene and beautiful. The Moravians are buried by gender and date of death, not by family. So very interesting. A must-see

Thank Ssaholmes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, quiet, and altogether lovely. I've always enjoyed walking near this area and also just the peace and quiet. Its a beautiful site.

Thank Srattygirl
Green Cove Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Moravians meet at (actual) sunrise on Easter morning to welcome the return of their Christ. The attendance runs in the thousands, there are several brass bands which play antiphonally through the service, and the singing is lovely. A most spiritual experience for any thoughtful person.

Thank Juliana M G
Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm reminded by the dates on the markers of events that were happening to shape our great country. Everyone makes a mark on history. Just being born leaves a mark somewhere in time. Wonderful place to reflect.

Thank RobertSusie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a peaceful place. Love to go there during my lunch breaks. Nice to reflect. Take the time to visit - you will not regret it.

Thank Escapebeast
Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What an amazing place. We went to Old Salem for pokemon hunting and ended up stumbling upon this place. It is so peaceful. Can't imagine a better place to be laid to rest. We looked around some, but didn't stay long since I wouldn't let the kids play pokemon while we were there...I just think it's disrespectful.

Thank Heather P
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Scenic and nicely landscaped Moravian cemetery on the periphery of Old Salem. Historic location, with nice modern backdrop of downtown Winston-Salem.

Thank Luis R
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Just off the main street through Old Salem is this unique and well maintained Moravian cemetery. The simple headstones reveal how men, women, and children were buried separately according to the "Choir System" in chronological order based on the date of death. This historical cemetery is both peaceful and powerful and a worthwhile place to visit while in Old Salem.... More 

Thank Brian0ntheGo

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