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Hewlett Packard Garage

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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Interesting place to stop by.

You can't do anything other than read the plaque and look at the garage from a distance. But I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GBS42
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Geek's Favorite.

HP Garage, aka the birthplace of the Silicon Valley, is only a couple blocks from the downtown Palo... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Tony W
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“silicon valley” (29 reviews)
“tour buses” (3 reviews)
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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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"silicon valley"
in 29 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"tour buses"
in 3 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 2 reviews
"residential street"
in 2 reviews
"minute visit"
in 2 reviews
"modern history"
in 2 reviews
"pay homage"
in 2 reviews
"the east coast"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"stanford university"
in 3 reviews
"birthplace"
in 15 reviews
"tech"
in 9 reviews
"plaques"
in 8 reviews
"driveway"
in 4 reviews
"marker"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

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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

Thank Tony W
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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.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Although just a building accompanied by a sign and information board, this was worth seeing (to me at least). A piece of modern history, and a building that played a key role in establishing the tech industry that we enjoy today. It’s literally a 5...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I suppose that some people just want to see it ... I did, and it was exactly as imagined and shown in the photos. Why not, if you're in a car driving around Palo Alto. Otherwise, I wouldn't make the detour.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

A short walk from downtown Palo Alto, with a plaque and a view down the driveway to the garage where Silicon Valley got its start with Hewlett and Packard leading the way. A free view of the exterior of the garage is provided from the...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

It looked very weird to go to a residential street and see an occasional car stops, people come out, and take photos. I don't envy the people who live nearby or in the actual house that has this famous detached garage. (I bet they aren't...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

What an exciting moment standing at the entrance of this great heritage! Hewlett and Packard doing their bit just a few decades ago to found the flourishing silicon valley!

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

the area is very nice and it is good to have some walking here. you don't need to dedicate a day to visite ;-) simple garage with a plate that tell the history of HP

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Easy to get to and there were a few other tourists parked along the road snapping pics. Interesting to see where it all started.

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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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