We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

God's Acre

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: South Church Street at Cemetery Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number:
+1 336-722-6504

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 119
  • 58
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Loved spending time reading the headstones

You would think this would be boring and morbid but the headstones have unique quotes and versed on them that are quite interesting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ocoee, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 182: English reviews
Ocoee, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would think this would be boring and morbid but the headstones have unique quotes and versed on them that are quite interesting.

1 Thank Mudgoddess8
Level Contributor
72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

God's Acre is located in Old Salem and is such an amazing place. There is so much history about the Moravians in the graveyard. There are a lot of old and beautiful grave stones to look at. It is easily one of the nicest graveyard I have ever seen. If you are touring Old Salem then you should definitely check... More 

1 Thank Tarheelsfan3
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

God's Acre is part of Old Salem and is the cemetery for the 13 churches of the Salem Congregation of the Moravian Church. God's Acre continues one of the oldest and disappearing traditions of the Moravian Church, e.g., burial of people by choirs: single brothers, single sisters, married brothers, married sisters. All tombstones are recumbent to signify equality in death.... More 

1 Thank JohnDNC
Ocala, FL
Level Contributor
112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

What an amazing place to just breathe and clear your mind at. To just look out at the all the stones and see how the Moravians honor their deceased members is something to learn. You can walk about the area, view the stones and just take in the quiet that is there, the peace from the world outside the gates.

Thank OGirl75
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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

Thank Jahaira T
Windsor, North Carolina
Level Contributor
97 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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

1 Thank Ssaholmes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 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

Travelers who viewed God's Acre also viewed


Been to God's Acre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of God's Acre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Sterling Heights Mi

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from God's Acre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?