The Hibben Street Battery was located behind the Hibben House on a high bluff at the western terminus of Hibben Street in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant overlooking Charleston Harbor. The battery was constructed to serve as an inner-harbor defense for Charleston Harbor.

Hibben Street Battery was designed for two guns and a powder magazine. It was armed with two 24-pound guns on siege carriages.

Hibben Street Battery was near the location of a Revolutionary War fortification, Haddrell’s Point Battery. There are some slight remnants of an earthwork fortification at Hibben Street. It is undetermined whether these remains are Revolutionary War, Civil War, or both.