Mount Pleasant played a key role in the defense of the Charleston Harbor. A battery, built in Mount Pleasant in 1775, protected the waterway and allowed for the construction of Fort Moultrie. The areas along Mathis Ferry, Hwy 17, and Shem Creek had shipyards, powder magazines, and places for British prisoners. The Hibben House, now the oldest home in Mount Pleasant, housed General William Moultrie and other officers during and after the war. Did you know that South Carolina had the most Revolutionary War battles of any other state? Learn more local military history by taking this tour!