Old Mansion, or the Mansion of Family Tian, was first built in Qing Dynasty, the owner of which was a famous aristocray of Tujia nationality named Tian Qi Yuan, the richest person in Zhangjiajie at that time. His descendant Tian Qi Juan, a famous geologist and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences used to live here. The mansion is the typical Tujia architecture with courtyard in the middle of the building. From 1939 to 1949, during the War of Resistance Against Japan, the mansion has been used as Tian Academy, the former Prime Minister Zhu Ronji has studied here.
The Old Mansion is an important tourist attractions in Zhangjiajie, it is also a key cultural relics protection unit in Hunan Province. The mansion is in Yongding Avenue, Yongding Distrit, about 200 meters east of the Lusi Bridge. It is 2 kilometers from Zhangjiajie Railway Station, and 5 kilometers from Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport. Visitors take bus route 1, route 2, route 7 or route 9 can reach the mansion.