DIRECTIONS

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 mile.