Fort Norfolk
TypeWar of 1812 fortification
LocationOntario, Canada
Nearest cityNorfolk County
Governing bodyParks Canada
WebsiteCultural Built Heritage

Fort Norfolk was a minor fortification built at Turkey Point (now Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada) during the War of 1812 to defend the southwestern end of Upper Canada. It is a National Historic Site of Canada.

A redebout with single blockhouse structure surrounded by log palisades was built on the bluffs was built by the 37th Regiment of Foot during the winter of 1814-1815 to house several hundred soldiers.[1] A larger fort and ship building facility was planned, but it was never built.[2] The existence of the facility diminished and abandoned shortly after the War of 1812. A memorial cairn was added in 1922 to mark the site.[3]


  1. ^ Cultural Built Heritage Archived 2012-02-23 at the Wayback Machine at Norfolk Official Plan
  2. ^ Fighting sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay p. 119. unknown.
  3. ^ Fort Norfolk at Norfolk History Society

42°41′24″N 80°19′48″W / 42.6901°N 80.3300°W / 42.6901; -80.3300