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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
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Just a garage but a neat piece of history

This is a 5 minute stop if you are in the area. There is no access to the garage and they have a gate. You can take a picture down the driveway of the garage and can read the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a 5 minute stop if you are in the area. There is no access to the garage and they have a gate. You can take a picture down the driveway of the garage and can read the historical marker. Neighborhood is nice so driving through allows you to look at some nicer houses. It was fun for me... More 

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Mumbai
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The beginning of Silicon Valley .. when the world had not seen start-ups and garages, this was the place from where one of the biggest companies in the history of this planet started. Worth a visit.

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Sanremo, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
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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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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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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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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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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Toronto
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52 helpful votes 52 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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