The Ganjia Courtyard was built by the Jiangning during the early Qing Dynasty. It was also known as the Ganxi Mansion and was the former residence of Ganxi. The Nanjing Government is who defined it as the "Ganji Courtyard". Gan Hee was the second born son Gan Fu and he was considered to be a famous literait within the late Qing Dynasty. Inside the Ganjia Courtyard the cultural relics department worked to repair the existing buildings and had the Nanjing Folk Custom Museum built. This was done in order to effectively use the space to reproduce the features that were seen in the Jiangnang dwellings constructed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The construction of the Museum was complete and it was opened to the public in November of 1992. Then in 1995 it was awarded the designation of the Jiangsu Province and cultural relics protection unit.