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Hewlett Packard garage

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #13 of 21 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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Sanremo, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Some people think technology is cold, dry and without emotions...they probably never heard about this magic place where a great story has born an not yet ended. Two fellows started an amazing, unique, company that has been able to adapt during the years...and without knowing it they started also the Silicon Valley.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lot of history around this site and worth a quick stop - the neighborhood is also full of very nice houses to drive past and admire!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's no different than seeing a battlefield. If you're heavily into war history, then a battlefield visit is quite meaningful. If you're into the tech world, then take 10 minutes to find a parking place and see this house. It's all about the feeling of "being right there." It's only worth your time, if technology history is important to you.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great photo opportunity but we couldnt seem to go in. As a bit of a tech geek it was fun to have a photo with the garage to say that I had been there, but thats about it.

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you're in Palo Alto, stop by 367 Addison Avenue to see the house and garage where Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett founded HP. This is a nice residential neighborhood. After many years of changing ownership, HP Corp bought and restored the house and garage to the same appearance it had in 1938 when HP was founded. There is a... More

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Palo Alto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There's nothing wrong with the garage. It's just that there are so many amazing things to see and do in the Palo Alto/Stanford area. I'd give this photo op a miss.

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Palo Alto, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are a great fan of tech history, you may enjoy seeing this little garage. But there's not much to this, whatsoever.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I work for HP but live in the east coast.I always said that if I got out here I would go and visit the "Garage", there is not much to see except the "garage" and a plaque denoting the historical significance of the birthplace of the Silicon Valley companies. It is kind of sureal since I have been in the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

As this HP garage only used to belong to HP brothers, now it's belongs to somebody else. It's in a neighborhood area, not many visitors were here because it was blocked by the gate. What can you do? For me, only take the photos in front of the garage that's like 20 feet away, somehow blocked by the gate. There's... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

In the middle of a normal residential neighborhood, "Bill & Dave's garage" offers a great experience to see where two great minds got together to take a risk as the creators of the audio oscillator for Walt Disney's Fantasia film. This is where history was made, although neither Bill nor Dave could probably have imagined the hugely successful company that... More

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