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Address: 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.

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Birthplace of Silicon Valley

Just be sure to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley : yes, from behind a fence, but I think it's important to keep the place 'safe' and respect the peaceful atmosphere of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just be sure to see the birthplace of Silicon Valley : yes, from behind a fence, but I think it's important to keep the place 'safe' and respect the peaceful atmosphere of the neighborhood.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Due to our local company staff calling a week long meeting, not realising the week contained Martin Luther King day we had some spare time. Someone suggested we came and saw the garage to pay homage to where Silicon Valley started so we did. It doesn't take long to do a drive and shoot ( photo that is) but for... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We took the family to tour all of Silicon Valley and thought it would be worth driving past the HP garage and maybe stop to take some pictures from the street. The street is very narrow and lots of vehicles parked on both sides of the street so usually only one car gets through at a time and no real... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I happen to live on the same street as this historic site, so I pass it every day as I ride my bike out to Stanford University. There is a boulder with a brass plaque mounted to it which gives historical information about when Hewlet and Packard (two Stanford students @ the time) built the 1st computer in this small... More 

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Boechout, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Interesting location especially if you have the possibility to go into the garage and the house where Hewlett and Packard founded HPand started silicon valley

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Part of a business tour which decided it was worth a visit. If you are in a bus or large vehicle it is tricky to get there and navigate the cars parked in the residential neighborhood. Unless you are really one to get inspired by seeing these sort of places for yourself it is fine to look at it on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Interesting from a historical perspective, but there's not much to do here other than visit, read the plaque, maybe take a picture. There are no tours and you can't go inside. You'll see that it's in a residential neighborhood and people actually live in the surrounding homes. But that's it. It's worth a stop if you're nearby. But I wouldn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

It is a must see for what it represents... as a tourist landmark, well it really is "the garage" of a PRIVATE residence. Drive, park your car, look at the garage, have a few moment to absorb what happened there if you are a fan, then take a picture and go. There is nothing else to do or see in... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

Thank Codrin T
Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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