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“History in a quiet package”

Hewlett Packard Garage
Ranked #8 of 41 things to do in Palo Alto
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Owner description: Hewlett and Packard started their business in this garage.
Reviewed 29 April 2013

The home is a lovely shingled craftsman and the garage is the original, small and understated. But, oh, the history behind it! Dave Packard and his wife rented the house and Bill Hewlett lived in the teeny, tiny cottage/shed behind the house while they seeded Silicon Valley in the garage.

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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 acorns and such. Be there. Do that!

2  Thank leslieness
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Great walking neighbourhood and stumble across the HP garage. If you know the history of the company it's interesting to be there. Otherwise it really is just like looking at someone's garage!

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

OK: very geeky. I took visitors by when visiting other friends who live near by. I would not otherwise go by. My bias: I am a Bill Hewlett scholar (got a modest scholarship in college from him).

2  Thank eugenemiya
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

The Hewlett Packard garage won't be on everybody's list of must-see places,but if it's a beautiful day and you want to take a nice walk in the residential Professorville area of Palo Alto, why not indulge your inner geek and take a glance and maybe a photo or two of the first Bay Area workshop of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. The historical garage is 5 or 6 blocks from the Town & Country Village shopping shopping center.

1  Thank Metermaid608
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