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We knew that we needed to see the Hewlett-Packard Packard Garage because it is part of the history... read more

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Historical Site - The Birthplace of Silicon Valley

The HP Garage is where HP was founded in the 1930's. It is now a private museum, but you can view... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Joyce N
Huntington Beach, California
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew that we needed to see the Hewlett-Packard Packard Garage because it is part of the history of Silicon Valley. You cannot enter the building but at least we could get some great pictures. It is checked off our bucket list!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ADolores
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Simplistic place with just a garage. Not much gala or fanfare. Difficult to find if you are not using google maps. Since it's on a private property cannot get inside of it. Can only take snaps of the garage and the placard which mentions the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

The HP Garage is where HP was founded in the 1930's. It is now a private museum, but you can view the garage from the driveway. There is not a lot to see so the appeal is more historical and would not be interesting to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joyce N
Reviewed October 26, 2018

If you are doing the Silicon Valley stuff, then you will end up at the HP garage. You can’t go into it, all you can see is what the pictures show you; that is, a garage at the side and to the rear of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A spot with historical meaning and unique impact on the modern digital history in Silicon Valley. Not easy to find though.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Only the garage is historic site, the house has its private owner. Nothing you can do but go up to the sidewalk and take a picture. The fact , either read on site or just google it online.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

You can just drive up to this historic site and see the famous garage from the street. To get a tour of the inside you need to go to their website and call for arrangements. I'm glad I stopped when I was in the area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KWoodson
Reviewed June 15, 2018

You can't do anything other than read the plaque and look at the garage from a distance. But I still enjoyed seeing it - worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

HP Garage, aka the birthplace of the Silicon Valley, is only a couple blocks from the downtown Palo Alto, right inside of a small and peaceful neighborhood. It is not difficult to find, but the owner of the property does not allow public access anymore....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Very cool to drive by this house and see the tiny little garage that has the fame of the birthplace of Silicon Valley. There is a nice historical marker in the yard with all the details.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ana E
January 12, 2017|
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Response from fradi2016 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 'by invitation only' as it is not a Public museum. You should contant a Hp Inc or HPE Head Office eg in Palo Alto. Regards
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