Our History


At Heritage you are invited to be a part of the family.  It is our family tradition to treat all of our guests as one of us. This is why we are excited to share with you just a few words about our history.

We have been working and exploring every piece of this property for over 150 years! When our family immigrated from Ireland in the early 1700s, they first arrived in Maryland’s Cecil County. It was from here they began to disperse throughout the entire country. The property known as Heritage 1865 came to be when our greatest grandfather, Samuel Ewing Jr.,  settled

in Wayne County back in 1865. Thus the “Heritage 1865”. Samuel purchased the land for his beautiful wife, Eliza, and their eight robust children. The price back in 1865? Only $19.12 per acre! Isn’t that amazing! Certainly the land is worth much more today. The value, however, isn’t in the cost per acre, it is in the love and care we give the property ever since that day in 1865 when we acquired it.

These beautiful lands and the family farm have been passed down from one generation of Ewing to the next, without interruption, since 1865. Today, Travis Ewing & loving wife, Abby, operate what has become known as Heritage 1865 Hunting Lodge and Outfitters. Travis founded Heritage on the fundamentals of family, education, land management, preservation, and a passion for the outdoors. Travis & Abby invite you to be their guests today!

At Heritage 1865, guests are treated to a unique experience custom-tailored to your excursion desires. Your experience may look like a getaway weekend with family, a significant other or several of your friends. You always have the option to have the entire place to yourself.  It doesn’t get more private and relaxing than that!  When you reach out for more information, let us know if you are interested in exclusivity and we can talk about how to make that happen.  The Heritage experience is rooted in history, a passion for hunting, fishing, and the extensive love and care for the private, family-owned land. Book your visit today and start your piece of history through land, hospitality, abundant whitetail, upland bird, waterfowl, turkey and fish populations.

Welcome to Heritage 1865! We look forward to having you with us soon!