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 Route 84
- Option 1 (best for those
coming from points east)
Exit 11 NEWTOWN/ROUTE 34
When you get to the traffic light at the end of the very long
exit ramp, take a LEFT on to Mile High Road. This ascending road
ends in a T-intersection at Route 25; take a RIGHT at the traffic
light onto Route 25. In a bit under a mile, take a LEFT at the
traffic light onto Route 302/Sugar Street.
Follow Route 302 for about three miles until the intersection
with Hattertown Road; 302 takes a wide curve to the right at this
point, but you must take a LEFT at the "y" intersection onto Hattertown
Road (landmark: large restaurant parking lot straight ahead)
At the next intersection (a 4-way stop), turn RIGHT onto Poverty
Hollow Road, and follow it for another 3.5 miles into Redding.
At a Y-intersection, take a RIGHT on to Church Hill Road and ascend
a half-mile up a very steep incline until you reach the intersection
with Route 58.
Go straight at the intersection onto 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