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Hewlett Packard Garage

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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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It's a garage. But it's not any old garage

"Do we have to go and see a garage?", whined the kids? Yes we do. Like Star Tours in Hollywood you're just driving past a house--nay, garage--but it's not just any old house, or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wanda6969
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Beverly Hills, California
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Iasi, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hi, i visited the "garage" in february. Don't expect an wow. it's a house on the street, like many other neighboring houses. Has that card saying about its history. At the time I was there, I could not enter the house or yard.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of rocking out in a band, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started making oscillators out of this garage a short time after graduating from Stanford University in the 1930's. Famously, Disney asked Bill to make a few tweaks here and there to their existing models so that they could be used for the surround sound speaker systems in the... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Do we have to go and see a garage?", whined the kids? Yes we do. Like Star Tours in Hollywood you're just driving past a house--nay, garage--but it's not just any old house, or any old garage. Soak up what this garage represents. And when you're loving Downtown Palo Alto and all it has to offer thank Bill and Dave--and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Hewlett-Packard helped start my technology company in the '80s. It was important to stop streetside on a quiet morning and thank them again for the good life that they brought to my family and to many others.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It was very interesting to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley. To tour the house and garage, restored to era specific, was a great experience. To think that Silicon Valley was born in that house in garage was inspiring. A great experience.

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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

You only need about 5 minutes to get out, see the garage from a distance, read the National Register of Historic Places sign and pause to realize that this tiny garage was the birthplace to Silicon Valley and the tech boom. After you do that, you'll be ready to move on. You can't go inside so you'll only see what's... More 

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Bartow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Seeing the actual garage just makes the legend more real. The fact that it's nothing to see really--just a garage--is fascinating. Of course, it's in Palo Alto, so it's in a beautiful neighborhood.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I'm a corporate trainer with Hewlett Packard and, in conjunction with a recent workshop, I was able to get behind the curtain at The Garage. What an awesome experience! But, even from the street, to see where Silicon Valley started is a once in a lifetime experience.

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Thank Sammy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

It is not exactly a fantastic place, but it is so close to the main street, so it is worth walking by to see where the Silicon Valley started.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It would be good to have more pictures or something like a walkthrough museum for visitors who like to know more along the walk-way to the garage.

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