The first presidential visit to the area was in 1880, before Washington was a state. More recently, President Obama was here in 2016, as was Donald Trump — as a presidential candidate.
Twenty-seven years after Washington Territory was founded in 1853, a president visited Seattle for the first time in 1880.
President Rutherford B. Hayes was the first to travel to the area while in office. Hayes arrived on a steamship and was greeted on the dock at Yesler wharf, according to HistoryLink.
The next president, President Benjamin Harrison, would come to Seattle in 1891, two years after Washington became a state in 1889.
President Theodore Roosevelt would be the third to visit Seattle. He stayed at the Washington Hotel during his 1903 stay.
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President Barack Obama was the last president to visit Seattle, in June 2016.