In the 14th year of Joseon’s King Jungjong, the decline of the phenomena of principled politics was centered around Gwangjo Cho. This pavilion was built by Namdang Eom Yongsun to avoid the crisis.
At first, it was a thatched cottage separated from the main building of the house, but later with many renovations it became how it looks today. The name of Yunggoejung has been traced back to six scholars who planted six zelkova trees. The scholars were Gyesan Ohkyung, Toehu Yim Naesin, Dumun Sung Damryeong, Namdang Eom Yongsun, and including Mojae Kim Ahngook, the noted Wiseman at that time, and it was meant for their gathering to display of their learning and poetries.
The size of the main hall is 9m in the front and 3.78m at the side.