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 1 - Route 58 (the
official "scenic" route; best for those coming from the north)
Exit 44: ROUTE 58/BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE REDDING/FAIRFIELD
Take a LEFT at the bottom of the exit ramp, and then a RIGHT at
the next stop sign, on to Route 58/Black Rock Turnpike.
Proceed 10 miles on Route 58 from Fairfield through Easton into
Redding. This state-designated "scenic route" runs through a lightly
settled residential area and skirts a number of reservoirs. (Landmark:
the traffic light marking Route 136, at approx. 4 miles)
At a four-way-stop intersection in Redding after approximately
10 miles (Landmark: Christ Church Episcopal on your left),
make a LEFT turn on to Cross Highway. Follow Cross Highway through
a blinking red light, down one very steep hill and up another,
across a church green and go straight at the stop sign directing
you to Route 107 South.
Take a (slight) LEFT when you hit Route 107, and head down another
very steep hill. At the T-intersection at the bottom, take a RIGHT
onto Route 53/Redding Road, and proceed just under a quarter of
a mile. The Library and its parking lot will be on your left.
(You've gone too far if you arrive at the blinking red light that
marks the four-way-stop intersection just beyond the library;
you can turn around at the middle school located a short distance