I don't really have much to say about the old courthouse in St. Louis. It's really pretty on the inside. The rotunda was all decked out for a naturalization ceremony. We walked in just about when several dozen people were taking their citizenship oath. As expected from a National Park Service site there was a very informative exhibit outlining the tangled history of the Dred Scott case and putting that case in the context of what the country was going through in the 1850s.