« Shipping Container Cabins: Camp in Comfort at Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground | Main | Vancouver, BC: Play at Grouse Mountain or on English Bay and Feast at Wildebeest » History, Seattle / November 13, 2012 Happy Anniversary, Seattle! If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Seattle was founded 161 years ago. The schooner Exact, carrying most of the members of the Denny Party, arrived at Alki Beach in what is now called West Seattle on November 13, 1851. You can read more about the city’s founding at HistoryLink and The Seattle Times.