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 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 north.)