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Hewlett Packard Garage

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Important Piece of Technological History

A short walk from downtown Palo Alto, with a plaque and a view down the driveway to the garage... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
An Unusual Attraction

It looked very weird to go to a residential street and see an occasional car stops, people come... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Reviewed 3 October 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

1  Thank SnowbirdOntario
Reviewed 15 September 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

Thank Ofnoan
Reviewed 13 September 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!

Thank DrMurugesan R
Reviewed 25 August 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

1  Thank gilles h
Reviewed 14 August 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.

Thank iowacooldad
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is where it all started, the tech revolution. We walked from the Palo Alto Caltrain station to this location following Google Maps. When we arrived, there was nobody around. A very quiet neighbourhood and not really very touristy. But, for Engineers like us, this...More

Thank manusrikumar
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.

2  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
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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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