The Mark Twain Library is located at the corner
of Route 53 and Diamond Hill Road in Redding. At this location, Route
53 is known as "Redding Road"; if you are using Google Maps, Mapquest,
or an automobile navigation system, enter "439 Redding Road" as the
library's street address.
From the Merritt Parkway (three options)
- Option 2 - Routes 57/53
Exit 42: ROUTE 57/WESTPORT/WESTON
Head north on Route 57, by turning left from the exit ramp (southbound
exit) or turning right and going back under the parkway (northbound
exit). You will follow Route 57 through Westport into Weston for
approx. 4 miles.
After you go through Weston's small town center (marked by a traffic
light), Route 57 will merge with Route 53. After you pass by Weston's
public school campus on the right (also marked by a traffic light),
you will hit the intersection where Routes 57 and Route 53 diverge.
At this intersection, marked by a blinking red light, continue
on the road you are on (it will bend slightly
to the right), but you will now be on Route 53/Newtown Turnpike.
Continue on Route 53 through a residential area and a mile or
two of forest with a reservoir barely visible to your right. After
you get to the top of the reservoir (you will be out of the woods,
with a spectacular view of the reservoir), take an immediate LEFT
turn following the arrow for Route 53, and continue on a very
twisty part of Route 53 (Glen Road) for about a mile.
After that twisty mile, proceed through two stop signs marking
the temporary convergence of Routes 53 and 107. Be sure to go
straight at the second stop sign, staying on Route 53, and you
will see the library on your left in less than a quarter of a