The Museum of Chincoteague

Pop into The Museum of Chincoteague to see the "artfully preserved" (read: stuffed/taxidermied) Misty and her foal Stormy. In 1945, the acclaimed middle-school book, Misty of Chincoteague, brought international fame to this quiet little town, and most visitors are surprised to discover that Misty was a real beloved pony. Yes, she was, and, um, still is, as her eternal rest is now being spent in this appealing and wonderfully-curated local history museum. You'll find rare pairs of wild-fowl (also "artfully preserved"), Fire Department Fundraising quilts and other artifacts of barrier island life.