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Hewlett Packard Garage

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Fun piece of history in a gorgeous neighborhood

My husband works for HP on the east coast so the kids and I stopped by here on a recent trip out to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
santaluvsme
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New Providence, NJ
I was in one of the tour buses

Everyone is right. It's a garage that you see through the fence. And the bushes have grown up along... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
hodag21378
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Charleston, WV
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good31%
  • Average33%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

My husband works for HP on the east coast so the kids and I stopped by here on a recent trip out to CA. Very cool to see where it all started. A quick, easy stop if you are in the area.

1  Thank santaluvsme
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone is right. It's a garage that you see through the fence. And the bushes have grown up along the sides so only a few can go up to the gates at once. I stood with the group for my once in a lifetime view...More

Thank hodag21378
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It is a garage. It is a closed garage. It is not open to the public although you can see in through the fence. It attracts tour buses of camera wielding tourists. It is part of history but it is still just a garage. Go...More

2  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

Thank charlotte177
Reviewed 3 February 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...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

Thank MandyMcCain
Reviewed 27 October 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...More

1  Thank kevinlortie
Reviewed 6 October 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

2  Thank fradi2016
Reviewed 21 September 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...More

Thank andreolivier
Reviewed 5 August 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...More

Thank Jeffrey B
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Ana E
12 January 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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