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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 3 days ago
Joyce N
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Huntington Beach, California
It is what it is

If you are doing the Silicon Valley stuff, then you will end up at the HP garage. You can’t go into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
510richarde
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
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367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2706
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 March 2013

This garage is a must see in any walking tour of Palo Alto. It isn't so much for how it looks, but to really appreciate the idea that revolutionary innovation can happen anywhere. Got a garage? You can change the world? Mighty oaks from little...More

3  Thank leslieness
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

I grew up around the corner. I get that this garage is historical but the constant passersby on this little neighborhood street who want to come and stare at it, is sort of ridiculous. It's just a garage, you can't go in. It's not a...More

3  Thank MsGlaze
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Joyce N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 510richarde
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Thank 425bonniew
Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank KWoodson
Reviewed 15 June 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.

Thank GBS42
Reviewed 4 April 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
Reviewed 21 March 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 5 March 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

Thank matto470
Reviewed 4 February 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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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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