Heritage refers to something which is inherited from one's ancestors. It has several different senses, including:

* Cultural heritage, a nation's historic monuments, museum collections, etc.
* Natural heritage, a nation's fauna and flora, natural resources, and landscape
* Tradition, customs and practices inherited from ancestors
* Virtual Heritage, an ICT work dealing with cultural heritage
* Inheritance of physical goods after the death of an individual
* Biological inheritance of physical characteristics
* Birthright, something inherited due to the place, time, or circumstances of someone's birth
* Industrial Heritage, the monuments from the industrial culture
* Transportation: it used in the context of light rail urban train operation. It pertains to slow-speed operation of trains that use vintage (pre-1970) streetcars.

It is also:
* "Heritage" (Doctor Who), a novel in the BBC Books series
* The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank located in Washington, D.C.
*Heritage Day, various meanings
* Heritage Guitars, a boutique guitar manufacturer, separated from Gibson
* Heritage New Hampshire, a museum companion to the New Hampshire theme park Story Land
* Heritage Records (Australia), a 1960s Australian record label
* The Heritage, a golf event
* The Heritage at Millennium Park, a skyscraper in Chicago
* Heritage, a pro-Western political party in Armenia
* Heritage, a political party in Zambia
* Heritage Mill, North Chailey, a windmill in Sussex.

ee also

* UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Heritage College
* Heritage Christian University
* English Heritage
* Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
* Heritage tourism
* Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
* Heritage Fleet
* Heritage Foods
* San Francisco Architectural Heritage, Haas-Lilienthal House"'
* Heritage Building Society
* Heritage Auction Galleries, the world's largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house, located in Dallas, TX.

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