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“A little history!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hewlett Packard Garage

Hewlett Packard Garage
367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #13 of 45 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“A little history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You have to go - yes, it is just a garage and all you can do is look at it from the street. But just THINK of what happened in there... the late nights, the successes and failures... it's a testament to what a little hard work and ingenuity can do. We all enjoyed it as well as looking at all of the beautiful homes in the area. Close to Stanford. Don't miss it.

Visited July 2013
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Albany, OR
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“It's only a little wooden garage!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

When I worked for City of Palo Alto, I always thought that this garage was a secret for those in the know, and the residents were not to be bothered. It's funky and old, but a shrine nonetheless.

Visited May 2013
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Palo Alto, CA
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“History in a quiet package”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The home is a lovely shingled craftsman and the garage is the original, small and understated. But, oh, the history behind it! Dave Packard and his wife rented the house and Bill Hewlett lived in the teeny, tiny cottage/shed behind the house while they seeded Silicon Valley in the garage.

Visited May 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“When in the Silicon Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This garage is a must see in any walking tour of Palo Alto. It isn't so much for how it looks, but to really appreciate the idea that revolutionary innovation can happen anywhere. Got a garage? You can change the world? Mighty oaks from little acorns and such. Be there. Do that!

Visited February 2013
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“Garage on a street!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great walking neighbourhood and stumble across the HP garage. If you know the history of the company it's interesting to be there. Otherwise it really is just like looking at someone's garage!

Visited August 2012
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